Six people are dead as a result of a killing spree in suburban Philadelphia. The casualties are related to what police are calling a domestic situation and have been reported at three different locations—in Souderton, Lansdale, and Lower Salford Township in Montgomery County.
Police have identified the gunman as 35-year-old Bradley William Stone, who they say is still at large.
Officers are extensively searching the area and say the current casualty count could climb.
All of the victims had a ‘familial’ relationship with Stone, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said.
The DA’s office says Stone is described as 5’10” tall and weighs 195 pounds. He has a red or auburn beard and mustache with closely cropped hair.
Stone is known to use a cane or walker to assist him, the DA said, and he may be wearing military fatigues, in either sand or green color.
The DA says: “Stone should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Stone’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not approach him.”
Police believe Stone is hiding inside a home at Pottstown Avenue and Main Street in Pennsburg.
A series of flash-bangs could be heard as police staged outside the home. Officers could also be heard on loudspeakers calling Stone’s name.
“People in that area should remain indoors, keep their doors locked and call 9-1-1 if they think they have seen the suspect,” the DA said.
The Upper Perkiomen School District was on lockout, but has since been given clearance to dismiss. More information is on their website.
Five victims were previously known, but it is not known where the sixth person was killed. A total of four locations are involved in this incident, and bodies were found at three of those locations.