- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 21, 2021

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. (AP) — People on a morning run to a convenience store in Pennsylvania on Wednesday encountered a series of seemingly random shootings that left one dead, one wounded and a gunman taking his own life, officials said.

A man shot and killed a truck driver who was pumping gas at a Wawa store in Upper Macungie Township, a suburb of Allentown. He also shot and wounded a man in a Jeep in the parking lot, Lehigh District Attorney James Martin said on Wednesday.

The same man shot at the vehicle of another woman before opening fire outside the Wawa, Martin said. She was not injured.

The district attorney said the shooter fled on foot and then took his own life.
Authorities were trying to determine a motive and Martin said the preliminary investigation indicated the shootings were “indiscriminate” and unrelated.

The shootings drew a large police presence and the search for the gunman extended to a day care center several miles away. Nearby businesses and a school closed.



The injuries to the man in the Jeep who was wounded were not considered life-threatening, Martin said.

Authorities did not release the names of the victims or shooter.

Officials said a Wawa employee took several customers to safety.

Arthur Sanchez, a security guard for a nearby business, told The Morning Call that he parked next to a car that had bullet holes and shattered windows on its passenger side. He had stopped at the Wawa before work. 

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