Victims, Shooter Identified in Weis Markets Murder-Suicide
TUNKHANNOCK — Investigators have released the names of the three victims and alleged gunman in the Weis Markets shooting in Wyoming County.
Troopers identified the gunman as Randy Stair, 24, of Dallas.
The victims were identified as Terry Sterling, 63, of South Montrose; Victoria Brong, 25, of Factoryville; and Brian Hayes, 47, of Springville.
The store was not open at the time of the shooting in Eaton Township.
Investigators said Stair was inside the store working since 11 p.m. Wednesday. At approximately 12:50 a.m. Thursday, Stair grabbed two pistol grip shotguns that he had with him in a duffle bag in the store. Stair began shooting, killing three of his co-workers. He continued firing shots throughout the store and then turned the gun on himself while still inside the store; he died of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.
“Stair proceeded to work in the store approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes. During this time be began fortifying the exits of all the doors all the doors, blocking them so they could to get in or out,” said Pennsylvania State Police Captain Jonathan Nederostek. “He reenters the store at approximately 0041 hours. Once inside, he proceeds to lock the final main entrance door behind him…Stair then began shooting throughout the store, ultimately killing the three victims.”
Police believe Stair began his rampage by blocking all the exits and the doors, so people could not get in or out.
Investigators said a total of 59 shots were fired, and an additional 48 live rounds were found in the store.