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.

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Aug 6, 2013 10:11 AM CDT
Just another day in the USA.
Aug 6, 2013 9:38 AM CDT
Another nut with a gun story...
Aug 6, 2013 9:07 AM CDT
In the United States of America we, as citizens, have a right "to keep and bear arms" that "shall not be infringed." That right is authentically considered to be ensured and conferred by the creator of the universe. This is part of what that looks like. By the way ... If I know where you're sitting in a room? ... I can take you right through a sheetrock wall. Such a wall usually consists of two 1/2" sheets of wallboard, easily penetrable ... and you have cells that are over 14" wide between the studs in the wall so you've got a pretty good likelihood of being able to shoot right through it. Of course ... I guess we can't just rule out X-ray vision ...