Three Shot Dead at PA Town Meeting; Shooter Tackled

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATED:

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania state police say a shooting during a meeting at a municipal building in Ross Township, Pa., has left three people dead.

A witness says the gunman blasted through a wall before a local official tackled him and shot him with his own gun. State police in Lehighton confirm three people are dead and say the gunman had an ongoing dispute with township officials over the possible condemnation of his property.

Monroe County emergency management director Guy Miller says the shooting happened Monday evening during Ross Township's regular monthly meeting. He says the gunman has been captured and is in state police custody.

The Pocono Record says one of its reporters was in the township building and a gunman armed with a pistol with a scope shot through a wall into the meeting. Ross Township is about 85 miles north of Philadelphia.

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ROSS TOWNSHIP, PA (AP) - A shooting during a meeting at a northeastern Pennsylvania municipal building has left three people dead.

A witness says the gunman blasted through a wall before a local official tackled him and shot him with his own gun.

Monroe County emergency management director Guy Miller says the shooting happened Monday evening during Ross Township's regular monthly meeting. He says the gunman has been captured and is in state police custody in a hospital.

A state police dispatcher in Lehighton confirms three people are dead.

The Pocono Record says one of its reporters was in the township building and a gunman armed with a pistol with a scope shot through a wall into the meeting, which was being held about 85 miles north of Philadelphia.

Miller says injured people have been flown to hospitals.


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