BLAIR COUNTY SHOOTING: Four people killed, including gunman, three state troopers wounded, in shooting near Blair County, Pennsylvania. From WJAC-TV, Courtney Brennan of WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh reported that three people are dead and five injured. The gunman reportedly believed to be among the dead. The shooting reportedly occurred on Juniata Valley Road, which is located outside Geeseytown.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, two other men and a woman also were killed, according to the Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio.
Altoona Mirror: Two troopers were wounded during a shootout with the suspect, Consiglio said. One trooper was hit in his bulletproof vest and another was hit by flying glass when the gunman fired at his state police vehicle. A third trooper was injured in a crash involving the suspect, Consiglio said. Hollidaysburg Area School District schools, particularly Frankstown Elementary School, weren’t in a lockdown mode as a result of the shooting.
The woman was killed at the Juniata Valley Gospel Church, a nondenominational church outside of Geeseytown on Juniata Valley Road, sources told the Mirror. The shooter was reportedly mobile when the shooting occurred.
UPDATE#1: The shooter has been identified as Jeffrey Lee Michael, 26, of Hollidaysburg, Pa. Read more: http://hinterlandgazette.com/2012/12/jeffrey-lee-michael-identified-blair-county-shooting-suspect.html
UPDATE#2: Kimberly A. Scott of Duncansville identified as the woman killed by Jeffrey Lee Michael at Juniata Valley Gospel Church while she was decorating for a children’s Christmas party. http://hinterlandgazette.com/2012/12/kimberly-scott-identified-woman-shot-juniata-church-jeffrey-lee-michael-geeseytown-pa.html