The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 21, 2012

Blair County Shooting: Four dead including gunman

By Genaro Armas and Joe Mandak
The Associated Press

GEESEYTOWN — The brother of the late pastor of a central Pennsylvania church says a member was fatally shot while decorating for a children's Christmas party.

The Rev. James McCaulley presided at his brother's funeral Thursday at Juniata Valley Gospel Church in Frankstown Township, near Altoona.

McCaulley says the woman was shot Friday by a man who first fired shots through the church hall's windows. Another woman decorating wasn't shot.

Police say the gunman killed two other men at another location before he was fatally shot by state troopers.

Police have yet to release names of the victims or the gunman. They say the gunman fired at troopers before crashing into a police cruiser. Police then shot him.