UDPATE: As Manhunt Continues for Bradley Stone in Montgomery County, D.A. Releases Up-to-Date Picture

D.A. releases new photo of the gunman based on new information that he is currently clean-shaven.

[Update 7:00 p.m.] Prosecutors have released a new photo of the suspect, Bradley Stone:

[Update 6:10 p.m.]

Montgomery County D.A. Risa Vetri Ferman just held a press conference, saying officials do not know where Stone is located. They have recovered his vehicle and personal cell phone.

“At this point, we are searching for Mr. Stone. We’re reaching out to the public to see if anyone has sighted him,” she said. She added: “He does on occasion use a cane or a walker. He may or may not be using those devices — we’ve been notified it might not be necessary.”

She described the timeline of events as follows:

• At 4:25 a.m., officials received a 911 hangup call telling police to go to a home in Lansdale. Cops found the former mother-in-law and former grandmother-in -law of Mr. Stone.

• At 4:55, they received a 911 call, from a neighbor of Nicole Stone located in Lower Salford. “When police responded to that residence, they found Nicole Stone deceased in her residence. She is the 33-year-old ex-wife of Brad Stone.”

• 5 a.m. was the last time Stone was seen, when children were delivered by him to a neighbor.

• Before 8, officials went to a residence in Souderton where Nicole Stone’s sister, Trista Flick, lived. Flick, her husband, and her 14-year-old daughter were killed. A 17-year-old son is currently receiving treatment.

Ferman said it appears events in Souderton took place first, at 3:30 in the morning.

[Update 2:20 p.m.] The Montgomery County D.A. says six dead, identifies suspect as Bradley Stone. Victor Fiorillo has a brief history of Stone and his recent activities.

Meanwhile, the Times Herald offers this useful map of events:

[Update 1:50 p.m.] Events appear to be proceeding quickly:

[Update 12:53 p.m.] The barricade in Souderton appears to have been a mistake; police are now concentrating their efforts in Pennsburg.

Eric Devlin is at the scene in Pennsburg:


[Original 12:07 p.m.] We’ve pulled together what we know about the shootings in Montgomery County today. See below for a live feed of tweets about the situation.

6ABC reports:

Law enforcement sources tell Action News that the death toll in the Montgomery County killing spree is likely to rise.

So far, five people are reported to be dead at three locations in Souderton, Lansdale and Lower Salford Township.

Sources say the killings are related to what is being called a domestic situation.

CNN says the number of dead has been revised to four:

The gunman shot and killed his former wife and then shot and killed other members of his family at a different location Monday morning, the official said.

The law enforcement official initially said five people had been killed. The official later changed that to say at least four people were dead.

A suspect is barricaded at a home in Souderton, the law enforcement official said.

Police have also surrounded a house in Pennsburg that may be related to the shooting spree, officials said.

The Bucks County Courier Times says schools are locking down, though one district has softened its security stance:

Pennridge extended its “modified” lockdown to all of its schools around 11:15 a.m. after reports of related policy activity in Pennsburg, Montgomery County.

The law enforcement official initially said five people had been killed. The official later changed that”Due to the fact that police have now reported another incident in Pennsburg, they have suggested that we place all Pennridge schools on a modified lockdown,” the district posted to its website. “This means that students will not participate in any outdoor activities and only those individuals known to staff will be permitted to enter our buildings.

“These measures are precautionary. We will keep you apprised as we have more information.”

At 10:45 a.m., Souderton Area School District lifted its lockdown, saying “we have taken steps to ensure the security and safety of our students and staff. We are in direct contact with local police departments regarding the situation and our schools are in Stand By mode,” according to a statement on its website. “Students are safe in the schools and classes are in session. Kindergarten pick-up and drop-off will continue as normal.”

NBC 10 describes the scene of one shooting:

The woman was found shot and killed inside an apartment at the Pheasant Run Apartments along 150 Main Street in Lower Salford Township around 4 a.m., sources tell NBC10.

“I heard the kids say, ‘Mommy no. I want my mom.’ And I heard [the suspect] say ‘Let’s go. We have to go now. We’re leaving,’” the neighbor said.
Moments later, the woman saw the children and a man running to a car parked outside.

Moments later, the woman saw the children and a man running to a car parked outside.

“I opened the window and I asked him ‘Is everything OK?’ He just looked at me and said ‘She’s hurt pretty bad. We have to leave. She’s hurt.’ And he just got in the car and left,” she said.