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December 22, 2012
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Woman decorating church 1 of 3 Pa. slaying victims

The woman was killed Friday by a man who first fired shots through the windows of the church

By Genaro Armas and Joe Mandak
Associated Press

GEESEYTOWN, Pa. — Authorities say one of a gunman's three victims was a woman fatally shot while decorating for a children's Christmas party at a central Pennsylvania church.

The Rev. James McCaulley says the woman was killed Friday by a man who first fired shots through the windows of the Juniata Valley Gospel Church hall in Frankstown Township. That's about 70 miles west of Harrisburg. 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.

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Copyright 2012 Associated Press






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