Heroes Stop Gunman Who Killed 3 People in Pennsylvania

59-year-old Rockne Newell walked up to a municipal building and opened fire.
1:35 | 08/06/13

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A town meeting in a rural part of pennsylvania turned to violence last night. Guire broke out. State police say two ordinary americans then leapt in and saved lives. Three people died but it could have been far worse. Reporter: This is the man police say shattered the peace in a small pennsylvania town. State police say 59-year-old rock rockne newell walked up to the municipal building with a rifle and started shooting. It was a horrible scene, something you never want to witness. Reporter: Police say newell who was involved in an 18 year fight with the township over his property killed three people. He first started shooting through the side window, shattering the glass and then he moved to the side door and finally the front door. In all authorities say he fired off dozens of rounds. When newell allegedly went back to his car to grab a different gun, bernard here seen at the scene and mark sprang into action. After the second round of the shooting I could not take anymore. I got up and ran. To be honest, my wife was behind me and I did not want her to be shot. Reporter: Investigators say the two men tackled newell to the ground and bound him up using clothes. Minutes later as he was taken away newell told them, quote, i wish I killed more of them. Chaos in a small town that would have been worse if not for the heroic actions of two men. Today the president said he wants to tackle the problems of

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