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“Shelter In Place” Issued After Three People Killed In Suburban Philadelphia Township Shooting

“Shelter In Place” Issued After Three People Killed In Suburban Philadelphia Township Shooting

Police in the suburban Philadelphia township of Falls Township, Bucks County issued a shelter in place warning on Saturday morning after reports that several people have been shot.

LevittownNow.com reports that according to law enforcement sources three people have been killed. There are shooting scenes in the area of Viewpoint Lane and Vine Lane, as well as on Edgewood Lane, both in Falls Township’s Levittown section.

The suspect fled the scene and may have carjacked a vehicle along Old Route 13 near Tyburn Road.

As of 10:15 a.m., police continued to search for the shooter. A New Jersey State Police helicopter was assisting Falls Township police. Police departments from around Bucks County responded to assist.

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D-10th dist.) said the county’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, scheduled to be held Saturday morning, was cancelled due to the emergency situation.

According to State Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1st dist.) the incident involved a carjacking and shootings in two parts of Falls Township.

On social media, at about 10 a.m., the Middletown Township Police Department confirmed that there had been a shooting and they are telling people not to travel to Falls Township on Saturday morning.

Police said that officials have directed the Oxford Valley Mall and Sesame Place Philadelphia to close until further notice.

According to police, there have are several gunshot victims — though police have not yet detailed where the shootings occurred — and said that it is unclear if the shootings were targeted or random.

“This is a fluid situation and we are asking the community to take some precautions. Do NOT travel to Falls Township until further notice. If you live in areas that border Falls, you should shelter in place until further notice,” police officials said online.

Also, police said a Target store in Langhorne has closed due to the shooting.

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Sat, 03/16/2024 – 11:30

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