Police are searching for a shooter who opened fire at a state police barracks in northeast Pennsylvania. The attack killed one trooper and left another wounded, police say. The troopers were shot at a barracks in Pike County.
This story is developing; we’ll provide updates as they come in.
From the AP:
“The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. Friday at the barracks in Pike County’s Blooming Grove, a township of about 4,000 people about 35 miles east of Scranton. Nearby Lackawanna County dispatched its SWAT team, and helicopters were seen flying over the area.”
Update at 7:30 a.m. ET: A Targeted Attack, Reportedly
Police say the shooting took place during a shift change at the barracks, reports local TV news WNEP 16, which says police believe the attack was an ambush aimed at the state police.
The new details came in a Saturday-morning news conference held by Commander Frank Noonan of the Pennsylvania State Police. Police said they’re still looking for the suspect or suspects; they did not release a description.
“We can’t say that the situation is completely in hand,” Noonan said, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune.
The wounded trooper is expected to survive.
Because of Blooming Grove’s location, law enforcement agencies in New York and New Jersey are also reportedly taking part in the search.