2 Dead in Shooting on College Campus

Police say it was a murder-suicide involving Penn State employee, estranged husband
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2017 5:39 PM CST
Authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at the Penn State University campus in Beaver County in Monaca, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.   (Kevin Lorenzi/Beaver County Times via AP)

(Newser) – Two people are dead in what Pennsylvania State Police say was a murder-suicide on a college campus Wednesday, KDKA reports. Police say a female employee at Penn State Beaver was convinced to come outside by her estranged husband, who shot her in a parking lot outside a campus dining hall. Police say the man then shot himself. No names have been released at the moment. No students were involved in the shooting, according to WTAE.

"Our thoughts are with all who have been affected," Trib Live quotes Penn State Beaver Chancellor Jenifer Cushman as saying in a statement. Campus was locked down at the time of the shooting and closed afterward. The university will reopen Thursday, but finals are being moved to Friday. Penn State Beaver has 700 or so students and is located approximately 30 miles outside Pittsburgh.
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