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Three people are now confirmed dead, according to Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen. And at least three are in critical condition following the shooting at tonight's Ross Township municipal meeting.

Two men died at the scene and one who was helicoptered out later died.

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The first account from a reporter at the scene is disturbing

All I saw was the holes go through the hall.

I saw smoke and plaster flying out, blowing out through the walls.

I ran out after the first round of shooting. I dropped to the floor. That's what everyone did.

It was automatic, like a string of firecrackers. That's what everyone said.

Then it stopped and I crawled out the side door.

Someone crawled out behind him.

Everyone got behind a table.

A woman ran to the door and opened it and he was standing there.

A man pushed her aside and was shot.

People were shot inside the room.

(The shooter) went back out to his car. The parking lot was adjacent to the building. He brought another weapon back to the building.

(West End Open Space Commission Executive Director ) Bernie Kozen was there tending to the man and he (the shooter) didn't see them. Bernie bearhugged him and took him down. He shot (the shooter) with his own gun.

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Originally posted to 8ackgr0und N015e on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 07:40 PM PDT.

Also republished by Philly Kos, DKos Pennsylvania, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), and Shut Down the NRA.

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