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Gunfire kills 3, wounds 4 at Pennsylvania town hall

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Saylorsburg, Pa. — Three people were killed and four more were wounded in a shooting at a town supervisor’s meeting in eastern Pennsylvania, county officials reported Monday.

The shooting broke out shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET at the Ross Township building in Saylorsburg, about 75 miles north of Philadelphia, Monroe County Emergency Management Director Guy Miller told CNN. Two of the five wounded were in critical condition Monday night, said Jeff Strunk, the county’s deputy 911 director.

A suspected gunman was in custody, and the wounded were being taken to various hospitals nearby, Miller said.

Ross Township’s three-member Board of Supervisors meets the first Monday night of the month at the township’s municipal building. Monroe County Commissioner Suzanne McCool said it was “the quietest township in Monroe County.”

“They are never in the newspaper,” McCool said. She said she knew of no controversial issues before the supervisors.

“They are the only township in Monroe County that hasn’t had a tax increase in many, many years,” she said.
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