Man charged with attempted murder in Chicora bar shooting

By Amanda Klein | September 2, 2018

An early Sunday morning shooting at a Chicora bar has left one man in critical condition and another man facing attempted murder charges according to police.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the Millerstown Inn for reports of a shooting.  Upon arrival they found a man later identified as Heath Schrecengost, 27, of Karns City, who was shot in the chest.

Troopers provided aid until medics arrived on the scene. Mr. Schrecengost was flown to Allegheny General Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Several other bar patrons who witnessed the shooting were not injured.

Police say they received information that led them Ellenberger’s home in Chicora where he was arrested without incident. Police have not released any additional information or a possible motive for the shooting.

Ellenberger has been charged with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment.

He is currently being held in the Butler County Jail after being denied bond. A date for his preliminary hearing has not been scheduled according to online court records.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at


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