Shootings Leave Gunman, Three Dead in Blair County Pennsylvania

Four people are dead after a multiple shooting Friday morning in Blair County near Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.   Police got the first call of gunshots fired around 9 am.

Trooper David McGarvey of the Hollidaysburg Barracks says as troopers headed to the scene, a man in a truck opened fire on the marked patrol cars as they passed. He then crashed head on into one of the patrol cars. He got out of his truck and began to fire into the marked police car. The troopers returned fire, striking and killing the man.

Trooper McGarvey says police then discovered there were three people dead at separate locations.  The dead are two men and one woman. The State Police Major Case Team and Blair County District Attorney’s office are investigating the crime scenes.

One State Trooper was hit twice by bullets.  One bullet struck his body armor, but the other hit his wrist.  A second trooper was injured by shattered glass from the gunfire and a third was hurt in the crash with the suspect’s truck.