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Shippensburg Community Mourns Local Man

Shippensburg elementary’s wrestling team coach, Bill Wolfe, lost his life in the Las Vegas mass shooting last Sunday.

By Marshall Keely and Merideth Bucher

10/5/17

SHIPPENSBURG – The Shippensburg community is reeling after receiving news that a local man died following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, NV, on Sunday. Bill Wolfe Jr., 42, of Newburg, was one of 59 people killed when a gunman opened fire from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto a crowd of concert-goers.

Wolfe and his wife Robyn were in Las Vegas celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. They were attending the Jason Aldean concert Sunday night when the gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire on the crowd of 22,000. More than 500 people were injured in the attack.

According to local newspaper reports, Wolfe’s wife Robyn was not hurt in the shooting. Wolfe was a Shippensburg University graduate and an active member of the community. He coached Shippensburg elementary’s wrestling team and little league baseball. The Wolfe’s have two sons, ages 12 and 14.

Hundreds of Shippensburg community members gathered at Doc Norcross Stadium Monday night to pray for Bill Wolfe Jr., his family, and everyone affected by the tragedy.

Shippensburg Wrestling started a gofundme campaign in support of the Wolfe Family.

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