Adams County Prison Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A gunman has been arrested after opening fire just outside of a prison in Pennsylvania. The shooting happened at Adams County detention center in Gettysburg.

Here’s what we know so far:

1. He Didn’t Make it Past the Parking Lot

Adams County Commissioner Randy Phiel told the media that the shooter was in custody. The commissioner didn’t speculate as to why the man was on the prison’s campus but did say that he didn’t get further than the prison’s parking lot.

2. The Gunman Was the Only Person Shot

The gunman was wounded during the incident, according to police, he was shot once. Nobody else was injured. His condition has not been released by authorities. The gunfire erupted at 1:15 p.m. on April 9, reports WGAL.

3. The Incident Locked Down the Whole Area

Adams County Prison Shooting

The suspect being arrested by officers. (Reddit)

The facility has been locked down as a result of the disturbance. ABC 27 reports that in addition to the prison’s lockdown, the nearby Department of Emergency Services and the county courthouse were also shut down for a time on April 9.

4. Authorities Referred to the Man as an ‘Active Shooter’

The man in custody has been referred to as an “active shooter,” reports WGAL. He was transported from the scene via helicopter. Penn Live reports that a full SWAT team operation was put in place at the scene. The hospital that the man was taken too wasn’t revealed by Adams County Sheriff James Muller during a brief press conference, reports the Evening Sun newspaper. The investigation is being handled by the Pennsylvania State Police with authorities saying that there is no threat to the community.

5. Adams County Prison Views Itself as ‘Progressive’

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The prison is located at 45 Major Bell Lane in Gettysburg. The mission statement on the prison’s website reads “The mission of the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex (ACACC) is to protect and serve the residents of Adams County and the general public by providing progressive and comprehensive correctional and rehabilitative services.”