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3 Americans Killed in Shooting, at Pennsylvania Municipal Meeting

August 5, 2013

Three killed at Pennsylvania municipal meeting

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 (Xinhua) --

Three people were killed in a shooting Monday evening during a municipal meeting in U.S. state of Pennsylvania, local authorities said.

The incident broke out at about 7:30 p.m. local time during a regular monthly municipal meeting in Ross Township's building, about 130 km north of Philadelphia, CBS reported.

Local officials confirmed three people were dead following the shooting, reported by the Pocono Record, a print and online newspaper in Pennsylvania.

Two of them died at the scene and the other had been airlifted to area hospital but died later.

The paper also said one of its reporters was at the scene and reported that the alleged gunman had a pistol with a scope and shot through a wall into the meeting.

Some others were also wounded in the shooting, it said, adding that at least three are still in critical condition.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu

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