One person has been killed and four others injured following a shooting at a Pennsylvania court office, according to local authorities.
The shooting occurred at the offices of Magisterial District Judge Daniel Shimshock. The office was holding preliminary hearings this afternoon, according to the court schedule.
At least four people have been hospitalized and one has been pronounced dead at the scene, a Fayette County Emergency Management spokesperson told media. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the deceased person is the gunman.
The nearby Masontown Elementary School has been placed on a soft lockdown. State police are at the school and children are being released to their parents. Students who attend a local middle school are being transported to a nearby fire station where they can be picked up by their parents.
The Fayette County Coroner has been called the scene following the shooting.
The shooting occurred in Masontown, a small community with a population of about 3,450 at the 2010 census. It is located 65 miles from Pittsburgh and is considered part of the city’s metro area.
State Police-Uniontown is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred at District Magistrate Daniel Shimshock’s Office in Masontown Fayette County. The scene is secure with no imminent threat the the community.
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