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Active shooter reported near Pennsylvania, New Jersey border

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Police have issued a shelter-in-place order in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, and are searching for an active shooter on the loose who killed at least three people. 

Authorities have identified the suspect as 26-year-old Andre Gordon, who was last seen driving a stolen vehicle. He is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous, according to the Falls Township Police Department.

“Police are asking residents to lock all doors and move to a central and secure location away from windows,” the department said. 

At around 8:52 a.m. on Saturday, officers were dispatched to investigate reports of a shooting at the unit block of Viewpoint Lane, Levittown. A preliminary investigation determined that Gordon allegedly shot and killed two individuals who live at the residence, according to Christopher Clark, an operations lieutenant with the Falls Township Police Department.

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Suspect Andre Gordon, 26, allegedly killed three people and carjacked a fourth victim in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, according to police.

Andre Gordon, 26, is the suspect in shootings that killed three people in Falls Township, Pennsylvania. He is believed to be driving a stolen vehicle, according to police.  (Falls Township Police Department)

Clark said that following the shooting at around 9:01 a.m., Gordon went to the unit block of Edgewood Lane, where he allegedly shot and killed another individual before fleeing the scene. Approximately 12 minutes later, Gordon allegedly carjacked a victim at gunpoint in the parking lot of the Dollar General in Bristol Pike, Morrisville. The carjacking victim suffered no injuries, according to police.

“It is believed that Gordon knew all of the victims (except the victim of the carjacking),” Clark said. “Gordon is believed to be currently homeless and has ties to the Trenton, New Jersey, area.” 

The stolen vehicle Gordon is allegedly driving is a 2016 dark gray Honda CRV, with Pennsylvania license plate KFR 1534 and a “Namaste” sticker in white lettering on the right side of the rear bumper. 

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A stolen Honda CRV believed to be driven by the suspected shooter

Police said that suspect Andre Gordon allegedly carjacked a 2016 dark gray Honda CRV, with with Pennsylvania license plate KFR 1534.  (Falls Township Police Department)

Police described Gordon as approximately 6’1″ with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and is believed to be in possession of a rifle. He may be in possession of other weapons as well, according to police. 

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro said he has been briefed on the developing situation and has directed the Pennsylvania State Police to support local law enforcement. 

A map showing Falls Township, Pennsylvania

A map showing where Falls Township, Pennsylvania is located. Falls Township is about 28 miles northeast of Philadelphia.  (Fox News)

“For those in the area, please continue to shelter in place and listen to law enforcement’s direction,” Shapiro said. 

Authorities in neighboring Middletown Township said there have been confirmed shootings in Falls Township.

A Falls Township police vehicle

Police activity along Viewpoint Lane in Falls Township March 16. A shooting canceled events and closed businesses in the Levittown area Saturday.

“There are several gun shot victims and it is unknown at this time if they are targeted or random,” the Middletown Township Police Department said. “MTPD is monitoring our traffic and borders, and it does not seem that the shooter has entered our township limits.” 

Middletown Township police said this is a “fluid situation” and warned residents not to travel to Falls Township until further notice.

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A second photo of the allegedly stolen Honda CRV

The allegedly stolen Honda CRV, pictured from a different camera angle.  (Falls Township Police Department)

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in an investigation.

“The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement officials are assisting the Falls Township Police Department in an active police investigation and are urging residents in the township to shelter-in-place. Report any suspicious activity to 911,” the DA’s office said. 

Police activity along Viewpoint Lane in Falls Township March 16. At least three people were killed by a suspect wielding a rifle, according to police.  (JD Mullane / USA TODAY NETWORK)

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., who represents Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District, said his office is monitoring the situation.

“There is an active shooter alert in Falls Township — we are monitoring a carjacking and a shooting in two sections of Falls Township,” Fitzpatrick posted on X. “I’m in touch with law enforcement officials as they pursue the suspect. More information to follow — please be alert of your surroundings and stay safe.” 

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The Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled due to the shelter-in-place order and several local businesses in the area have temporarily closed, FOX 29 Philadelphia reported

Falls Township is located about 28 miles northeast of Philadelphia.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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