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4 dead, including suspected gunman, in shooting along rural US road

Blair County District Rich Consiglio, right, and Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross talk to the media about a shooting in rural central Pennsylvania on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Geesytown, Pa. The suspect fired at troopers responding to Friday morning's shootings in Frankstown Township, about 70 miles west of Harrisburg. The fleeing gunman then crashed head-on into a trooper's car and got out of his truck and shot again at police, who returned fire and killed him. Consiglio says the gunman killed two men and one woman. (AP Photo/Altoona Mirror, J.D. Cavrich)
December 21, 2012 - 9:56 AM

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - A shooting along a rural U.S. road left four people dead, including the gunman, a prosecutor said Friday. Three state troopers were injured.

The shooting scene "extended over several miles" in Frankstown Township in Pennsylvania, Blair County District Attorney Rich Consiglio said.

Consiglio said the dead were three men and one woman. Identities of the victims and gunman weren't immediately released.

State police said one trooper was struck by gunfire but escaped serious injury because he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Consiglio said a second trooper was hit by shattered glass and a third was in a crash involving the gunman.

Consiglio said the public was not at risk.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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