Six Shot at Monroe County, Pennsylvania Township Meeting

By WHAG News

Published 08/05 2013 09:37PM

Updated 08/06 2013 12:11AM

ROSS TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY, PA -- According to reports from NBC News Affiliates including WHAG's sister station, WBRE, officials say a gunman opened fire during a township supervisors meeting in Ross Township, which is in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, north of Philadelphia. Officials say the meeting started at 7:00 p.m. and the first 911 call came in around 7:23 p.m.

According to reports, the alleged gunman was carrying a semi-automatic pistol with a scope when he shot through the wall of the building and into the meeting. Officials say six people were shot, at least three died, the gunman is in custody, but was also was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

Two of the victims were airlifted to local trauma centers, the other three including the shooter were transported to Pocono Medical center.

Police have not yet released the identities of the victims.  A motive is unknown at this time. 

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