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3 shot dead at Pa. town meeting; shooter tackled

10:28 PM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
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MONROE COUNTY, Penn. -- 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.

Associated Press

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