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.READ MORE: Lawmakers Stalemated On Pennsylvania Congressional Map, Top Senator Says
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.READ MORE: Pa. Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program's Popularity Outstrips Available Funding
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.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Rolls Out ‘Strike Team’ To Ease Hospital Crunch