Heidi Overmier Among Victims of Pennsylvania Gym Shooting

People mourn outside the LA Fittness where the shooting took place.
Police have released the names of the three women killed in the Pennsylvania gym shooting spree.

They are Heidi Overmier, 46, of Carnegie, PA; Elizabeth Gannon, 49, of Pittsburgh, PA; and Jody Billingsley, 38, of Mount Lebanon, PA.

Police have named George Sodini, a loner who wrote frequently in an online journal about his hatred of women, as the shooter.

From an article at ABC News:
Three women were killed and nine people were injured. Police say he may have fired as many as 52 shots before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.

"He walked right into the room where the shootings occurred as if he knew exactly where he was going," Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said. "I think he went in with the idea of doing what he did."

Authorities on Wednesday identified the gunman as Sodini, of nearby Scott Township. The three women who died were Heidi Overmier, 46, of Carnegie; Elizabeth Gannon, 49, of Pittsburgh; and Jody Billingsley, 38, of Mount Lebanon.


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