In the headlines this morning, two are dead after a shooting at a supermarket in Pennsylvania. The story from the Star Tribune is very brief, as this event occurred only minutes ago.
Apparently, the shooting occurred inside a supermarket in Philipsburg and is suspected to be a murder-suicide.
Trooper Matthew Reifer with state police in Clearfield said someone called 911 shortly after 10 a.m. to say there had been a shooting. Two people were found dead when police arrived, and no one answered the phone at the store later this morning.
Another source, The Republic out of Columbus, Indiana, offered a bit more information, but the matter is still under investigation.
According to The Republic, state police spokeswoman Maria Finn said the shooting was not random, and the two people were believed to be related. Apparently, their identities have been established, but will not be released until their next-of-kin are notified.
A manager from another store in the same shopping complex reported that squad cars filled the parking lot and that her store was on lockdown.
Apparently, a police officer had come in to tell staff and shoppers that several people had been shot nearby.
Emergency dispatchers said the scene was secure.
My first issue with this situation comes from some inconsistencies between sources. Some sources claim the shooting occurred at “County Market,” while others name the location as “Country Market.”
Secondly, I don’t know if shootings are actually occurring more frequently lately, or if it only seems that way due to media coverage.
That’s all the information I have so far, from sources such as The Washington Post, Fox News, The Associated Press, and ABC News.
At any rate, that’s what’s happening this morning. Another shooting.