State police: Trooper shot dead outside barracks

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says the shooting occurred Friday night at the barracks in Pike County’s Blooming Grove during a shift change. He says one trooper was leaving the barracks and another was arriving when shots were fired.

The troopers’ names haven’t been released. Noonan says the injured trooper was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Scranton, where he is in stable condition.

Noonan says the attack seemed to be directed at state police.

He says authorities don’t have a description of the shooter or shooters but says they are following several leads.

 

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