Gun­man kills 3 in ru­ral town­ship

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

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.

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