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Police arrest suspect in two fatal shootings near Philadelphia

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An “extremely dangerous” suspect has been arrested after allegedly killing three family members in two shootings, police in the US state of New Jersey said Saturday, after an hours-long effort to detain him.

Andre Gordon, 26, “surrendered peacefully,” Trenton Police Department spokesperson Lisette Rios told AFP, after a trail of violence that set off shelter-in-place orders in two states.

Police in Middletown Township, just north of Philadelphia, confirmed on their Facebook page that shots had been fired in nearby Falls Township, leaving “several gunshot victims.”

The police said it was unknown whether the shootings were “targeted or random.”

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Local media, quoting police sources, earlier said the suspect, traveling in a stolen vehicle, had killed two people living in a home in the Falls Township city of Levittown before killing a third person in a nearby residence.

They said he fled after carjacking another vehicle outside a discount store; its driver was not injured.

Police in Falls Township and Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro had earlier urged area residents to shelter in place.

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