(Reuters) – A gunman shot and wounded two people, including a woman with whom he “had an affair” in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania medical clinic on Thursday before killing himself, police said. local said.
Police Chief John Phillips told reporters the suspect went to the medical office in the town of Wyomissing to confront the woman, shooting her in the neck or in the face. A male colleague who tried to intervene was shot in the body.
“One of the victims had a relationship with the shooter. The other was just an innocent bystander going to work and then trying to help a colleague,” he said.
The sheriff declined to identify the suspect but said police had “contacted” him in the past, but did not specify the nature of the contact. He also declined to identify the two injured people.
Local media reported that the shooting took place just before 9 a.m. at Digestive Disease Associates, a digestive center.
The victims were transported from the scene in Wyomissing, about 60 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia, to a hospital in nearby Reading, a hospital representative said.
Neither the sheriff nor the hospital would comment on the condition of the victims.