3 shot dead at US town meeting; shooter tackled

Updated: 2013-08-06 15:01


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Pennsylvania state police say a shooting during a meeting at a municipal building in northeastern Pennsylvania has left three people dead, correcting their earlier tally of four.

A witness says the gunman blasted through a wall before a local official tackled him and shot him with his own gun.

State police in Lehighton confirm three people are dead and say the gunman had an ongoing dispute with township officials over the possible condemnation of his property.

Monroe County emergency management director Guy Miller says the shooting happened Monday evening during Ross Township's regular monthly meeting. He says the gunman has been captured and is in state police custody.

The Pocono Record says one of its reporters was in the township building and a gunman armed with a pistol with a scope shot through a wall into the meeting.