August 6, 2013
A gunman blasted shots through the wall of a municipal building in a northeastern Pennsylvania town during a meeting and then barged into the room and continued firing, killing three people, before he was tackled by a local official and shot with his own gun, a witness said.
Ross Township in rural Pennsylvania is the kind of place that, in the words of one county official, is “never in the newspaper.”
Monday night changed that — when a resident with a grudge rained hell at a town council meeting.
By the time he was subdued, Rockne Newell had fatally shot three people and wounded several others, police said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 5:21 am