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    Gunman Who Shot Several People at Pennsylvania Judge's Office Killed by Cops

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    Multiple people at a district judge's office in Pennsylvania's Fayette County were shot Wednesday, according to local media outlets. One police officer is among the injured. The gunman was killed by police during the incident, authorities later reported.

    According to the Observer-Reporter, the incident began at roughly 2:30 p.m. local time at the offices of Judge Daniel Shimshock. The shooter is reportedly in custody. Two medical helicopters and several ambulances were directed to the scene.

    The coroner was called to the scene, which first raised suspicions that one person might have been killed in the incident, but it wasn't until hours later that Pennsylvania authorities confirmed that the shooter had been killed by police as he fired on the crowded office. 

    ​Eyewitness Rosa Goff told the Observer that she had seen a man chasing a woman toward the municipal building while discharging his firearm multiple times. "He was shooting at everyone. He looked scary. I though I was… the bullet just missed me," she said.

    A person solely identified as Todd told the publication that the woman the shooter had been chasing was shot in the right arm. "He was targeting her, but got other people," he said, adding that he used his own belt as a tourniquet to slow the woman's bleeding.

    ​Chopper footage from local news station WTAE shows the entrance of the building broken, with glass shattered on the ground and a large blood stain nearby. Pennsylvania State Police announced via Twitter that the Troop B Uniontown division would be heading the investigation.

    On Twitter, Troop B urged locals to "stay away from the area at this time," indicating that there are "multiple victims and injuries, one being a law enforcement official."

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