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DA: 4 dead, 3 state troopers hurt in Pa. shooting incident

December 21, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

GEESEYTOWN -- Four people are dead -- including the shooter -- and three state troopers were injured earlier today in a shooting in Frankstown Township, Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio said.

The gunman and two other men and a woman are all dead, Consiglio said.

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.

Superintendent Paul Gallagher said state police contacted the district about the incident but said there was no threat to students.

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