2 People, Not Students, Reportedly Killed in Murder-Suicide at Penn State Satellite Campus
Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting at the Pennsylvania State University Beaver campus in Monaca, Pennsylvania, PEOPLE confirms
Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting at the Pennsylvania State University Beaver campus in Monaca, Pennsylvania, PEOPLE confirms.
The incident was being handled as an apparent murder-suicide, according to police.
The victim of the shooting was identified as Lesli Kelly, a food services employee, according to a school statement obtained by PEOPLE. The identity of the second deceased was her ex-husband, William Kelly. He killed himself from an apparent gunshot wound, a school spokesperson told PEOPLE.
No students were harmed during the shooting.
Emergency responders were first notified about the shooting when school police called them about 3:41 p.m., the official says. A school spokeswoman confirmed to PEOPLE that the shooting occurred in a parking lot outside the food services building.
“There was a tragic act of violence at Penn State Beaver this afternoon which did not involve students,” Chancellor Cushman wrote in a post on the school’s Facebook page. “Our thoughts are with all who have been affected.”
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“Please know that the threat has ended, and that your safety and security remain our number one priority,” Cushman’s post continued. “Our campus police are vigilant; please avoid the student union building and food services area until further notice.
“A police investigation is underway and additional details will be released as they become available. We understand this is a traumatic event for our campus community.”
“The scene is under control,” he says. “It is no longer active.”