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Geeseytown Shooting Anniversary

One year ago, a Blair County man killed two of his neighbors and another woman decorating a local church.
GEESEYTOWN, BLAIR COUNTY - One year ago, a Blair County man killed two of his neighbors and another woman decorating a local church.

Jeffrey Michael’s rampage started with the shooting of Kenneth Lynn in his driveway. He then shot through the door at the Juniata Gap Gospel Church and killed Kimberly Scott. After getting in his truck he ran head on into Bill Rhodes before shooting and killing him.

A few minutes later, state police arrived and ended the town’s nightmare by shooting and killing Michael.
Kelly Baronner and Lori Campbell say State Troopers saved lives when they stopped Jeffrey Michael on December 21st, 2012. But they want people to know about the other heroes who slowed Michael down before police arrived.

Rose Lynn called 911 after being shot at while she was hiding. Her husband Kenneth drew Michael away from the car the she and her son-in-law could get away. And Bill Rhodes came back on the scene knowing what Michael was doing after he told man others to avoid the area saving their lives.

So with donations from the community they built a memorial near the shooting site to honor their memory. They want Kenneth and Bill’s friends and family to know people appreciate their sacrifice. They also want to provide a place for the rest of the community to pay their respects.

Lori and Kelly believe this was not a gun problem; it's a mental health problem. And they're asking people in every community to look for warning signs and look out for their neighbors.
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