MONACA, Pa. – A woman who worked at a Penn State satellite campus apparently was shot and killed by her estranged husband in a university parking lot on Wednesday, and the man then killed himself, police said.
Multiple shots were fired just before 4 a.m. in the vicinity of a Penn State Beaver dining room, where the woman worked, state police Lt Eric Hermick told WTAE-TV . An officer heard the shots and a lot of screaming and responded to the scene, where the woman and her estranged husband dead next to her car, ” he said.
Hermick said the man apparently had lured the woman to the parking lot.
“There was a list set up for her outside her workplace,” Hermick told the news station.
Penn State Beaver, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, has a 3:56 pm alert that shots were fired, but said that the situation was contained.
There was never a threat to the general campus population, Hermick said.
“I know that there is often panic about college campuses and talk about active shooters, but that is not the situation,” he said. “It seems to be a kind of domestic violence issue here.”
About 650 students of the school, but not many were on the campus, because it is finals week, Penn State Beaver spokeswoman April Johnston-Smith said. The campus is closed for the day, ” she said.