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Penn State Beaver Campus Shooting; 2 Victims Reported

15 December 2017

Police say a woman who worked at a Penn State satellite campus near Pittsburgh apparently has been shot dead by her estranged husband in a university parking lot and he has killed himself.

The school is on lockdown and activities have been canceled for the rest of the day.

Police said the woman and her husband were both found dead beside her auto near a Penn State Beaver dining hall.

Johnston-Smith said that the victims were a man and a woman and that police were investigating the shooting as a domestic violence situation, with police believing that the man shot the woman and then himself.

The shooting is thought to have been a murder/suicide situation.


Troopers said an employee of the school was shot and killed near her auto by her estranged husband, who then fatally turned the gun on himself. This was never an "active shooter" event.

Two people were reported down. The coroner reportedly was on the way to the scene. CBS Pittsburgh reports that the woman was shot dead by her vehicle.

Multiple ambulances were responding to the scene. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the first 911 calls came from the school at 3:38 p.m. local time.

"This is finals week so we don't have as many students on campus as we typically would", Johnston-Smith commented.

This is a breaking story so stay tuned for updates.

Penn State Beaver Campus Shooting; 2 Victims Reported