Gunman Storms Town Meeting, Kills 3

Pennsylvania shooter shot through wall
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2013 7:42 PM CDT
Updated Aug 5, 2013 10:48 PM CDT
Emergency crews respond to a reported shooting at the Ross Township building that left three people dead, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 in Saylorsburg, Pa.   (AP Photo/Chris Post)

(Newser) – Three people are dead and several others injured after a shooting in northeastern Pennsylvania, according to state police, who initially said the death toll was four. The emergency management director in Monroe County says the shooting happened at a municipal building during the town's monthly meeting, the AP reports. The alleged gunman shot through a wall with a pistol with a scope before barging into the meeting room to keep shooting, according to a Pocono Record reporter who was at the meeting.

The reporter says that a town official tackled the man and then shot him with his own gun. The suspect, who police say had a long-running dispute with town officials over possible condemnation of his property, was released into police custody after being treated in the hospital. (Read more shooting stories.)

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