UPDATE: State Police in Coudersport have verified they have a 52-year-old male shooter in custody.
Greg Eldred, an elementary music teacher at Coudersport School, allegedly entered a side door to the church and fired two shots at his ex-wife, Darlene Sitler, killing her instantly. Sitler was a long time music teacher at Northern Potter School.
Police said no other individuals were hurt in the shooting.
Members of the congregation were able to subdue Eldred and held him until police arrived.
Witnesses tell CoudyNews the shooter was pacing in front of the church doors for some time before he entered.
UPDATE: Police so far have released no information, and it is our understanding they wish to suppress any information until they have completed an investigation. So, we are not going to release most of the information we have obtained.
What we can report is this: several witnesses at the scene say a local elementary teacher shot his wife in the church. The suspect then allegedly held the people in the church hostage until a police officer was able to sneak in and subdue him.
Police took all the witnesses from the church in a school bus to an undisclosed location.
Again, this is some of the witness reports we have received, and is unconfirmed. We will update this article once officials have released further information.
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We have received unconfirmed reports of a shooting near the First United Presbyterian Church in Coudersport.
CoudyNews will update this article once the information has been verified by officials.