Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.

 

Mass shooting in Pennsylvania: Three injured, four including shooter killed

Published time: December 21, 2012 18:05
Edited time: December 22, 2012 07:18
Blair County Sheriffs Deputies stand at the road block in Blair County on December 21, 2012 in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP)

Blair County Sheriffs Deputies stand at the road block in Blair County on December 21, 2012 in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP)

Three people including a woman decorating a church have been killed after a gunman opened fire early Friday in Frankstown Township in Central Pennsylvania. After wounding three officers, the attacker was killed in a shootout with police.

The shootings started at around 9am local time. Police confirmed that the incident extended over several miles, adding that they were investigating at least five separate crime scenes.

Authorities did not release the names of the victims or the assailant, but said they were not related. State police are still trying to determine a timeline and motive of the attacker.

A woman decorating a church for the funeral of the pastor is believed to be the first victim shot. The shooter then allegedly opened fire at two men on the driveway of their home, killing one. The third victim was shot at a crash site after a car chase with police.

When the gunman encountered law enforcement, a shootout began that ended his death. Two Pennsylvania State Troopers were injured during the confrontation, with one being shot twice and a second injured by glass fragments in his eye and bullet fragments in the forehead. A third officer was injured in a car crash during the ordeal.

Blair County Sheriffs Deputies stand at the road block in Blair County on December 21, 2012 in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP)
Blair County Sheriffs Deputies stand at the road block in Blair County on December 21, 2012 in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP)
The road block seen on Juniata Valley Road in Blair County on December 21, 2012 in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP)
The road block seen on Juniata Valley Road in Blair County on December 21, 2012 in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP)
Pennsylvania State Police spokesman Lt Colonel George Bivens (L) describes the scene of a shooting in Blair County on December 21, 2012 in Geeseytown, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP)
Pennsylvania State Police spokesman Lt Colonel George Bivens (L) describes the scene of a shooting in Blair County on December 21, 2012 in Geeseytown, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP)

Comments

Add comment

Authorization required for adding comments

Register or

Name

Password

Show password

Register

or Register

Request a new password

Send

or Register

To complete a registration check
your Email:

OK

or Register

A password has been sent to your email address

Edit profile

X

Name

New password

Retype new password

Current password

Save

Cancel

Follow us

Follow us