Jordan Witmer State College shooting gunman identified as Pennsylvania PJ Harrigan’s bar gunman who targeted former girlfriend.
Three individuals, including a gunman have been left dead following a shooting that began just on 10.30pm at Pennsylvania’s PJ Harrigan’s bar at the Ramada Inn, State College before escalating at a nearby home two miles away from the initial shooting.
Cops identified the shooter as 21 year old man, Jordan Witmer of Bellefonte who gunned down patrons upon entering the establishment. The Centre Daily Times identified 62 year old Ohio man, Dean Beachy as the first fatality. The report also noted Witmer also shooting and critically injuring a man and woman in the bar.
State College Police Chief John Gardner during a press corp meeting said the only victim Witmer had any known connection with was the woman in the bar, who was a current or former girlfriend, WJAC reports.
Shooting in State College, 3 dead and 2 critically injured according to police. The Centre County Coroner’s Office identified the shooter as 21-year-old Jordan Witmer. This shooting happened within 2 miles of Penn State University. Click link to read more https://t.co/8bjd2Nv0gB pic.twitter.com/ZFzFQepeWJ
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Jordan Witmer State College shooting: ‘We’re still trying to piece together this tragedy and try to make sense of it’.
Police say that after the shootings in the bar, which is less than two miles from the Penn State campus, Witmer fled and broke into a nearby residence after crashing his vehicle. He then shot and killed 83-year-old homeowner George McCormick before taking his own life, police say.
During the attack, McCormick’s wife hid in a bedroom after her husband was shot and called 911. Witmer had shot himself by the time officers arrived. ‘We’re still trying to piece together this tragedy and try to make sense of it,’ the chief told reporters. ‘But the more I think about it, there’s no sense to it.’
A regard of Jordan Witmer’s Facebook profile revealed a man donning army fatigues suggesting having served in the armed forces U.S. Army and serving in the Infantry.