Gunman in Lehigh Valley shooting spree had concealed carry permit, district attorney says

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Shooting spree near Wawa store leaves 1 victim dead
Two people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after multiple shooting incidents in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- New information has been released about the gunman who went on a shooting spree in the Lehigh Valley early Wednesday morning.

Za Uk Lian, 45, shot at a woman on Route 22 in Upper Macungie Township shortly before 5 a.m. She was not injured.

He then pulled into a Wawa parking lot where he shot and wounded a man in a Jeep, then shot and killed a truck driver who was pumping gas.

Lian then walked down the road where he shot and killed himself.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin provides an update on a shooting Wednesday morning at an Upper Macungie Twp., Pa. Wawa store.

On Thursday, District Attorney Jim Martin said Lian purchased the .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol legally in January.

Lian applied for a concealed carry permit in February and received approval last month.

There is still no word on a motive.

The truck driver who was killed, 31-year-old Ramon Ramirez of Allentown, was a father of three.

Pictured: Ramon Ramirez with his family