Gunman kills 3 in rural township
A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children’s Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural central Pennsylvania township Friday before he was fatally shot in a gunfight with state troopers. The shootings began in Frankstown Township about 9 a.m. and investigators were processing five crime scenes within about a 1.5-mile radius. Troopers were responding to a 911 call of a shooting in the township when they heard calls reporting at least one other shooting elsewhere. Family members of the victims said the woman was the first victim. The gunman then shot two men in the driveway of a home after a confrontation at a stop sign, authorities said.