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April 23, 2019

One dead, suspected gunman arrested after shooting at Pennsylvania municipal building

November 27, 2018
Police were responding to an active shooter situation in Paradise Township, PA. (Getty Images)

A gunman opened fire inside a Pennsylvania municipal building Tuesday morning, killing one person before he was arrested by responding officers.

Gary Konrath, chair of the township Board of Supervisors told the Morning Call that the victim was a township employee.

“I’m pretty shook up,” he said. “You say this a hundred times, but wouldn’t think it would happen here.”

Sate police and local officers responded to the Paradise Township Municipal Building in Monroe County around 8:20 a.m. for reports of “shots fired,” according to a news release. They took one man into custody “without incident” and discovered another person dead on the scene.

Neither the victim nor the shooter have been identified by authorities.

State Trooper David Peters told reporters it’s not clear whether there is any relationship between the alleged gunman and his victim, adding the investigation is still in its early stages.

State police said in a tweet around 9:30 a.m. that there is “no threat to the public,” but asked motorists and residents to avoid the area.

Dozens of emergency vehicles remained on the scene, located about 20 miles north of Ross Township — where a gunman shot and killed three people during a Board of Supervisors’ meeting in 2013.

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