Workers at the Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Fairless Hills, Philadelphia opened their doors to customers this morning just hours after a gunman shot and killed himself inside.
Investigators say the ordeal began around 7:30 p.m. Saturday inside the store located at150 Commerce Boulevard. A middle-aged man walked into the store and asked to see a shotgun as well as ammunition, according to investigators. As the clerk was about to hand the man the gun, the man allegedly pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the clerk and told him to unlock the shotgun. Police say the man then took the shotgun as well as ammo and then barricaded himself inside the store's bathroom.
“He somehow obtained ammunition. We are not sure if he reached around the counter. We are trying to figure out those details now, said Falls Township Police Department Lt. Henry Ward.
Police have not yet revealed the man's identity but say he had been involved in a standoff with Middletown officers in 2002 and was involuntarily committed for mental health treatment in 2010.
To read more about this story CLICK HERE.