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Pa in custody after killing 3 in New Jersey The shooter stood by police, officials say


A gunman accused of fatally shooting family members, including a 13-year-old girl in Pennsylvania, was taken into custody without incident before fleeing to New Jersey and barricading himself inside a home in Trenton, police said Saturday evening.

The suspected shooter, Andre Gordon, 26, allegedly shot the victims. Saturday morning At two locations in Levittown, Pennsylvania. He then kidnapped a driver at gunpoint and fled to New Jersey, where he was located, police said Tracked to his home” in Trenton.

As SWAT team members surrounded it, the man somehow got out of the home — which authorities initially said was occupied — and was found and arrested nearby, Trenton Police Department officials said.

Police evacuated people from a home in Trenton, New Jersey on Saturday.Joe Lamberti / AFP – Getty Images

Trenton police spokeswoman Lisette Rios said Saturday afternoon that officers believed the hostages were not home and that Gordon was inside.

The incident began at 8:52 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a residence on Viewpoint Lane in Levittown following a report of shots fired in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, police said in a news release.

District Attorney Jennifer Schorn in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said Gordon drove a stolen vehicle from Trenton, drove into the home and killed his 52-year-old stepmother, Karen Gordon, and 13-year-old sister, Cara Gordon. .

Three other people inside the home, including a minor, “managed to hide and avoid being shot as Gordon went through the house looking for them,” he said at a Saturday afternoon news conference.

Andre Gordon Jr
Andre Gordon JrFalls Township Police Department

Following that incident, Gordon drove to a home on Edgewood Lane in Levittown, where he fatally shot Taylor Daniel, 25, with whom he shared two children, Schorn said.

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Four other people were inside the home, including one who was injured after Gordon “blasted” her with an assault rifle, Schorn said. The injured woman was taken to hospital and is expected to recover.

At 9:13 a.m., he allegedly carjacked a 44-year-old man at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Dollar General store in Morrisville. The driver was not injured, officials said.

will shoot According to authorities, he fled in a 2016 gray Honda CRV with a Pennsylvania license plate and a “Namaste” sticker in white letters on the right bumper.

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office said the vehicle was unoccupied in Trenton at 11:38 a.m.

At 12:22 p.m., the district attorney's office said it received information that Gordon had barricaded himself inside a home in Trenton with hostages.

A police officer patrols the neighborhood
A police officer patrols the neighborhood during an active shooter situation in a community in Falls Township, Pa., on Saturday. Joe Lamberti / AFP – Getty Images

“We are forwarding all information related to that aspect of this investigation to the Trenton City Police Department,” the district attorney's office said.

Police in Pennsylvania previously said Gordon was homeless after being in contact with Trenton. They said he was in possession of the gun he allegedly used in the shooting. He warned that he may have additional weapons and that he is “very dangerous”.

A shelter was in place in Falls Township because of the shooting. Police have asked residents to lock their doors and windows to a safe place. The shelter-in-place order was lifted Saturday afternoon.

The Bucks County St. Patrick's Day Parade scheduled for Saturday morning was canceled, and Pennsbury School District activities were postponed.

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The police evict a man from his house.
Police evicted a man from a home in Trenton, New Jersey on Saturday.Joe Lamberti / AFP – Getty Images

In nearby Middletown Township, residents were told not to visit the city of Falls. Middletown Township police later said, “We received word that we were all clear.”

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick said he was in contact with law enforcement.

Governor Josh Shapiro said he was briefed on the incident and asked state police to assist local law enforcement.

Falls Township Police Chief Nelson Whitney said officers had had little contact with Gordon in the past, but said there was “nothing to indicate anything like this was going to happen.”

Levittown is located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, 26 miles from downtown.

This is a growing story. Check back for updates.

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