Woman decorating church was 1 of 3 Pennsylvania murder victims

Woman decorating church was 1 of 3 Pennsylvania murder victims

Woman decorating church was 1 of 3 Pennsylvania murder victims

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Associated Press

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 21 at 6:09 PM

GEESEYTOWN, Pa. -- The brother of the late pastor of a central Pennsylvania church says a member was fatally shot while decorating for a children’s Christmas party.

The Rev. James McCaulley presided at his brother’s funeral Thursday at Juniata Valley Gospel Church in Frankstown Township. That’s about 70 miles west of Harrisburg.

McCaulley says the woman was shot Friday by a man who first fired shots through the church hall’s windows. Another woman decorating wasn’t shot.

Police say the gunman killed two other men at another location before he was fatally shot by state troopers.

Police have yet to release names of the victims or the gunman. They say the gunman fired at troopers before crashing into a police cruiser. Police then shot him.

 

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