PITTSBURGH — Two people died in a shooting at Pennsylvania State University's Beaver County campus Wednesday afternoon.
No students were involved in the on-campus shooting at 100 University Dr. in Monaca, university spokeswoman April Johnston-Smith said.
State police Lt. Eric Hermick identified the victim as Leslie Kelly, 49, of Ohioville, and the shooter as William Kelly, 52, of Hopewell.
The Kellys were recently divorced and were having custody issues involving their three children, Hermick said. Investigators were unaware of any active protection-from-abuse order against William Kelly, he said.
The lieutenant said William Kelly came to the campus under the guise of dropping off a Christmas package. Instead, when he got to the campus, he pulled out two .45-caliber handguns and shot his ex-wife, then himself.
Hermick said the couple's children were all safe and with relatives.
Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier said authorities quickly got the situation under control when the call came in and did not need backup units. "Beaver County SWAT and Center Township Police were ready to respond but their assistance was not needed," he said.
Johnston-Smith said the woman was employed at the school. The man was not.
The shooting was reported at 3:38 p.m. at the school's food services building, which is adjacent to the student union and includes a kitchen and area for students to sit and eat.
Johnston-Smith said the shooting occurred outside the building in a parking lot.
The area was evacuated and the campus was closed, with all nonessential personnel sent home, Johnston-Smith said.
Jenifer Cushman, chancellor of Penn State Beaver, said in a statement that the shooting was tragic, and that counseling was available for students, faculty and staff.