UPDATE: 3 Killed In Pa. Shootings Linked To Feud With Town

Police say a man feuding with officials in his northeastern Pennsylvania town over living conditions at his ramshackle property killed three people at a municipal meeting - including at least one town official.

State police say about 15 to 18 residents and town officials were at the meeting around 7: 30 p.m. Monday when the gunfire erupted.

Authorities say the gunman, 59-year-old Rockne Newell, was tackled to the ground by two people and shot with his gun.

Two people died at the scene, and a third person died after being flown to a hospital. A fourth person, a woman, was undergoing surgery.

Officials say Newell had an ongoing dispute with township officials over the possible condemnation of his unkempt property.


A shooting during a meeting at a northeastern Pennsylvania municipal building has left two people dead.

Monroe County emergency management director Guy Miller says the shooting happened Monday evening during Ross township's regular monthly meeting. He says the gunman has been captured and is in state police custody.

The Pocono Record says one of its reporters was in the township building and a gunman armed with a pistol with a scope shot through a wall into the meeting.

Miller says three other people were injured and have been flown to hospitals. Their conditions are unknown.