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Gunman Dead in Penn. After Opening Fire at Courthouse

Four others were wounded in the shooting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 19, 2018 6:32 PM CDT
An officer investigates a shooting that occurred in the Masontown Borough Center on Wednesday.   (Andrew Stein/Post-Gazette via AP)

(Newser) – Fayette County, Penn., officials say police shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in the lobby of the Masontown Borough Center. District Attorney Richard Bower confirmed Wednesday that a German Township police officer shot the gunman multiple times, killing him, per the AP. Bower says the gunman, who was not identified, was due in court on a domestic violence charge.

He says the gunman entered the lobby of the building just after 2pm with a handgun drawn and exchanged gunfire with a police officer who was injured. Bower says the gunman then shot two males and one female. He declined to say whether the gunman knew them. A spokesman for the West Virginia hospital where the civilians were taken says they are all in fair condition.

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