Four people dead, including gunman, after shooting near Penn State University
*Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story said five people, including the gunman, have died. FOX43 has since changed that reflecting that one of the victims remains hospitalized.*
CENTRE COUNTY, Pa.– Update: Four people, including the gunman, are dead after a shooting at P.J. Harrigan’s Bar & Grill in State College Thursday night, officials said at a news conference Friday.
The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Steven Beachy, 61-year-old Dean Beachy and 83-year-old George McCormick.
Nicole Abrino, 21, and Steven and Dean Beachy were all shot at the bar. Dean died at the scene while Steven succumbed to injuries at the hospital, officials say. Abrino was transported to the hospital. There’s no word on her condition.
The gunman, 21-year-old Jordan Witmer, fled the scene in a vehicle and crashed it. He then broke into a nearby home where he shot and killed McCormick, according to officials. Witmer then killed himself.
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According to FOXNews, the shooting began at P.J. Harrigan’s Bar & Grill in State College around 10:30 p.m. The restaurant is less than two miles from Penn State University’s campus.
Reports say that the suspect shot and killed a woman who was either his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend, before shooting two others. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to WTAJ.
According to Bret Pallotto, a Centre Daily Times reporter, the two other shooting victims were elderly men:
According to WNEP, the suspect fled the scene in the vehicle crashed his car, and broke into a nearby home where he shot and killed a man inside before killing himself.
According to Pallotto, the suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Jordan Witmer:
According to Onward State, the university failed to send out any safety alert connected to the shooting, and only acknowledged the situation via Twitter around 1:00 a.m. Friday:
This is a developing story and FOX43 will provide updates as they become available.