23:03 GMT01 March 2021
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    Police were responding to reports of gunfire at all the scenes, as at least four people were shot during the shootings. In particular, rapid gunfire was reported at the Dollar General store on Route 196 in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.

    There were at least four shootings scenes in Monroe County in the state of Pennsylvania on Monday night, the mayor of Mount Pocono Borough stated.

    "Rapid gunfire was reported in A Pocono Country Place, at the Dollar General store in Tobyhanna, at Stoogies on Route 196, and at multiple locations,” said Michael Penn, Mayor of Mount Pocono. “Currently, there are 4 known victims at 4 or 5 crimes scenes."

    According to media reports, police believe that the shootings may be connected.

    A shelter-in-place order has been issued for some residents in Monroe County.

    It appears that no one has been arrested and the suspects remain at large. 

    "Please consider this a developing community safety danger," Penn added.

    It is so far not clear if the shootings are connected or somehow linked to each other.

    Currently, no further details have been provided on the shootings, as the investigation continues.


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