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Man fires 121 rounds into hunting cabin, later dies

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEYERSDALE, Pennsylvania (AP):

State police say a man believed to have fired scores of rounds into a Pennsylvania hunting cabin before fleeing has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police in Somerset County say Donald Smodic, of Apollo, was drinking in the Larimer Township cabin with a friend, but left early Saturday after a brief altercation.

Police say he began loading his vehicle with his belongings, which included two semi-automatic long guns and ammunition, but then removed the firearms, loaded them and began shooting into the cabin.

Police say Smodic fired about 121 rounds into the cabin at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The other man was inside but wasn't injured.

Smodic was later found dead in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The case remains under investigation.