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Shooting near Penn State University leaves Ohio father and teenage son dead

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Posted at 7:36 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 19:36:10-05

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Police say another person has died, hours after a gunman opened fire at a hotel bar in central Pennsylvania, then broke into a home and fatally shot a man there before killing himself.

State College Police Chief John Gardner says 19-year-old Steven Beachy died of his wounds at a hospital Friday.

The initial shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at P.J. Harrigan's Bar & Grill in State College, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Penn State University's main campus.

Authorities say 21-year-old Jordan Witmer, of Bellefonte, shot and killed 62-year-old Dean Beachy, of Millersburg, Ohio, at the bar. Dean Beachy is Steven's father.

Witmer also wounded a woman whom he apparently had been in a relationship with.

Witmer then broke into a home, where he fatally shot the homeowner, 83-year-old George McCormick, before turning the gun on himself.