Shots fired at Penn State Beaver in the reported murder-suicide, local media say

Authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at the Penn State University campus in Beaver County in Monaca, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Police say a woman who worked at a Penn State satellite campus was apparently shot in the university parking lot by her estranged husband and the man then killed himself. (Kevin Lorenzi/the Beaver County Times via AP)

Two people were killed in what police believe was a murder-suicide during a shootout at the Beaver campus of Penn State University on Wednesday, local reports said.

According to CBS Pittsburgh, stating the the Beaver County emergency services, the victims in the incident were killed. Pennsylvania State Police told the outlet that the shooting involved a school employee and is considered to be a murder-suicide.

The authorities told WTAE that they have reason to believe that the shooter was the employee’s estranged spouse. The coroner was reportedly on his way to the scene.

The police said the woman and her husband were both found dead next to her car near a Penn State Beaver in the dining room.

The campus’ official Twitter account confirmed that the recording has taken place and the campus is closed, but would reopen on Thursday.

01PSU AlertBR: Campus and again at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14. Contact your supervisor or a member of the faculty if you have any questions

— Penn State Beaver (@PennStateBeaver) December 13, 2017

01PSU AlertBR: Shots fired in the vicinity of Bistro. Situation is included. We will remain on lockdown until further notice. The authorities respond.

— Penn State Beaver (@PennStateBeaver) December 13, 2017

It is also confirmed that the police responded to an incident on the campus” and said that there was no actual threat, but people should stay away from the Student Union Building and a Food Services area.

CBS Pittsburgh said several ambulances arrived on the spot after about 15 shots were fired.

In a letter to students obtained by WTAE, the school confirmed the “tragic act of violence” on the campus “that do not engage students.”

“Our thoughts are with all the people who are affected,” the email read. “Then you know that the threat is over, and that your safety and security remains our number one priority.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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