Penn State shooter identified as an Army infantry vet. who was possibly targeting his ex girlfriend

An Army veteran in Pennsylvania went on a chaotic rampage Thursday night, killing two and wounding two before taking his own life.

21-year-old Jordan Witmer, a former Infantryman with the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), injured two people -including his ex-girlfriend- and landed fatal hits on Ohio auctioneer Dean Beachy at P.J. Harrigan’s Bar and Grill near Penn State University.

After making an escape, Witmer got in his vehicle and drove to a nearby residence, shooting an elderly man by the name of George McCormick. During the home invasion, McCormack’s wife locked herself in the bathroom and called 9-1-1. Her husband would not survive the ordeal.

After possibly realizing what kind of trouble he was in, Witmer shot himself in the head, and police later discovered his body at the crime scene.

According to the Daily Mail, Witmer graduated high school in 2015 and joined the Army, where he served in the 101st.

Local students were outraged that the university failed to send them a safety alert during the shooting, which took place two miles from the main campus.

Police are trying to figure out what drove Witmer to go on the assault and why he broke into the elderly man’s home after leaving the bar.

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