Shooting in Pennsylvania four injured and dead shooter

September 6, 2018 - By Kate Mountbatten

Shooting in Pennsylvania

County official Vince Vicites has confirmed that during the shooting outside judge’s office in Pennsylvania four people were injured and a gunman is dead.

According to Vicites, the shooting happened at 2 p.m. near the court. He went immediately to the place. Several employees of the county work in the magistrate’s office and that is how he received information. There was coroner already, and shooter died.

Supervisor of 911 local center confirmed that 5 people injured in the afternoon shooting, and four of them in the hospitals. There was no information on whether the shooter was among those people who were injured.

Supervisor and Vicites did not have any information on the shooter’s identity at that time. It was also unclear why the gunman has died. There were two versions. One of them is injuries from law enforcement contact and another is self-inflicted injuries.

Toni Petrus, Mayor of Masontown, came to check on a police officer in the hospital this Wednesday. He received non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.

The official statement says that shooting happened at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Masontown’s office of District Judge Daniel Shimshock, 60 miles south from Pittsburgh.

Two victims were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in West Virginia’s Morgantown by hospital’s helicopter, another in ambulance.

A police officer received hand injuries.

According to the witness Joyce Royster, who was in a courtroom, hundreds of people were inside when shooting was started outside. She said that shooter started to follow people who fled inside the courtroom for a shelter.

Police reacted fast and removed the threat. Now local police are asking witnesses of shooting to contact their office.

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