Presentation on theme: "Montgomery County Shooting Spree. A manhunt is underway for a former Marine reservist, Bradley Stone, who prosecutors say went on a shooting spree early."— Presentation transcript:
A manhunt is underway for a former Marine reservist, Bradley Stone, who prosecutors say went on a shooting spree early Monday killing six family members, including his ex-wife, and wounding a teen in three towns across Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Officials have not released a motive for the shooting, but several neighbors and friends said the woman feared for her life as the two went through a bitter custody dispute. Officials so far have no definitive idea of where he may be (they have searched areas in both Bucks and Montgomery Counties). Upper Perkiomen School District has been closed, others had a shelter in place, while still others like Pennridge had a lockdown ordered. Residents of numerous communities in Central Bucks received automated phone calls urging them to shelter-in-place, which was lifted shortly after 11 p.m. Officials have not released a motive for the shooting, but several of Nicole Hill's neighbors and friends said the woman feared for her life as the two went through a bitter custody dispute.
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