CRIME

TV station: 5 dead in shootings outside Philadelphia, suspect apparently barricaded in a home

  • Police move near the scene of a shooting at a home Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Souderton, Pa. A suspect is believed to have barricaded himself inside after shootings at multiple homes. Police tell WPVI-TV the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes northwest of Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Police move near the scene of a shooting at a home Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Souderton, Pa. A suspect is believed to have barricaded himself inside after shootings at multiple homes. Police tell WPVI-TV the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes northwest of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police move near a home where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself inside after shootings at multiple homes Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Souderton, Pa. Police tell WPVI-TV the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes northwest of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Police move near a home where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself inside after shootings at multiple homes Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Souderton, Pa. Police tell WPVI-TV the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes northwest of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police move near the scene of a shooting, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Souderton, Pa. Police are surrounding a home in Souderton, outside Philadelphia, where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. Police tell WPVI-TV the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Police move near the scene of a shooting, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Souderton, Pa. Police are surrounding a home in Souderton, outside Philadelphia, where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. Police tell WPVI-TV the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

Police are surrounding a home outside Philadelphia where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes.

Police tell WPVI-TV (http://6abc.cm/1uNlj4A ) the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes northwest of Philadelphia.

The television station reports the man is holed up in a Souderton home where police say two people were killed. Police say the man is also suspected of killing a woman in Harleysville and two people in Lansdale.

Officials are referring questions to the Montgomery County district attorney's office, which did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press.

The Souderton Area School District, citing police activity in Souderton and Harleysville, has ordered students and teachers to shelter in place until further notice.