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Three dead, several wounded in Pennsylvania town hall shooting

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Posted at 8:33 PM, Aug 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-05 23:44:02-04
From Kevin Conlon and Joe Sutton
 
CNN
 
(CNN) — Three people were killed and several more were wounded in a shooting at a town supervisor’s meeting in eastern Pennsylvania, officials said Monday night.
 
The shooting broke out around 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.
 
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.