MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – State police say three people were shot and two were in critical condition following an early morning shooting at a Dauphin County bar.
It happened around 1 a.m. at the River House Bar and Grille on East Harrisburg Pike in Londonderry Township.
Upon arriving, troopers found three people, including the initial shooter, with gunshot wounds. A fourth person sustained an injury while trying to escape the gunfire.
Police believe the incident sparked after a man was asked to leave the bar because he had a weapon. While outside, he began shooting back into the bar, striking a person inside.
“Then multiple people exited the bar and there was an exchange of gunfire,” state police Sgt. Doug Howell said.
Howell did not say who or how many people returned fire, but he indicated the initial gunman, Tanner Allen Stark, was shot multiple times.
Howell added that Stark, a 21-year-old Mount Joy resident, also hit a second person.
“Three gunshot victims is a lot,” he said. “It’s not just one person, it’s three, and it probably could have been, based on the amount of shots, several more than that.”
According to court documents, Stark was committed to Dauphin County Prison after he failed to post $750,000 bail.
He’s facing over 100 counts of various charges including attempted homicide, reckless endangerment, and aggravated assault.