Three killed in shooting in quiet Pennsylvania township

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Philadelphia, Aug 6: Three persons were killed while several were injured in a shooting at a meeting of the town supervisors in Ross Township building in Saylorsburg in eastern Pennsylvania, about 75 miles north of Philadelphia, on Monday night.

Pennsylvania State police earlier said that four were killed in the shooting but later revised the number.
The suspect was identified as Rockne Newell of Saylorsburg. He was also shot and was admitted to a hospital. Police said they are yet to confirm how he was shot.

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Police said Newell had a long dispute with officials over condemnation of his property and matters related with his sewer.

Authorities said the Ross Township's three-member Board of Supervisors meets on the first Monday night of every month at the township's municipal building. They said the township is the quietest in Monroe County with hardly any controversy ever popping up. It is also the only township that had not increased its taxes in several years.

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