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Fatal Shooting In Monroe Co. Causes Confusion Locally

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(Photo Credit: KYW/CBS Philly)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A shooting on the other side of the state has caused confusion for Pittsburgh-area residents.

CBS Philly reports that four people were killed and more were injured at a Ross Township, Monroe County municipal meeting Monday night.

Monroe County is in northeastern Pa.

However, officials in Ross Township locally have received numerous concerned phone calls from people thinking the shooting happened near Pittsburgh.

The North Hills Patch website reports that CNN erroneously referenced Ross Township in Allegheny County for more than an hour.

Officials sent out a release Monday night to quell confusion, saying in part “This release is being sent to ensure that all are informed that this incident did not occur here in the suburban Pittsburgh Ross Township.”

CBS Philly reports that the shooting happened at 7:30 p.m. at the town’s regular monthly meeting. The gunman is also in police custody.

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