Shooting in Pennsylvania four injured and dead shooter

September 6, 2018 - By Mary Kidd

Shooting in Pennsylvania

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

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 a coroner already, and the shooter had died.

Supervisor of the local 911center confirmed that 5 people were injured in the afternoon shooting, and four of them were in the hospital. 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 had died. There were two versions being reported: one of them was that the shooter sustained injuries from contact with law enforcement and the other was 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 the 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 an ambulance.

A police officer received hand injuries.

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

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

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