Shooting Reported at Penn State University-Beaver Campus

December 13, 2017 Updated: December 13, 2017

At least two people were shot and killed at the Pennsylvania State University Beaver campus in western Pennsylvania on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13, according to local reports.

“Shots fired near Bistro. Situation is contained. We will remain on lockdown until further notice. Authorities responding,” Penn State Beaver tweeted.

CBS Pittsburgh, citing police, reported that the shooting is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Officials say a campus employee was fatally shot near her car by her estranged husband. He then shot and killed himself.

WPXI reported that the employee worked at the campus cafeteria.

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Police said that her husband arrived there, and after they fought, he pulled a gun and shot her before turning the weapon on himself, WPXI reported.

The incident was reported before 4 p.m. local time in the campus food service area near the student union, campus spokeswoman April Johnston-Smith told CBS.

No students were involved.

The campus was closed on Wednesday, and ambulances were spotted arriving.

The campus is located about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.

 

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