A shocking mass murder just happened near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 5 are dead. Details are coming in now!
Here is what has been reported…
Five people were killed and three injured in an ambush-style shooting at a backyard party late Wednesday in Wilkinsburg, a working-class suburb east of Pittsburgh, police said.
Lt. Andrew Schurman of the Allegheny County homicide unit said four people were found dead at the scene and the fifth died at a local hospital. Two men were in critical condition and a woman was stable, according to police.
Police offered no motive for the shooting but said they were looking for two gunmen who barged into the cookout and opened fire.
“I heard about 30 gunshots, it was just a constant,” Jackie Johnson-Pendleton, a neighbor, told KDKA. “When I came out, people were screaming and running and bodies were lying on the front porch. People’s lives taken like that at the drop of a hat, it’s just insane and it needs to stop.”
Via USA Today
And from the NY Times:
Shots were initially fired from an alley into the backyard, causing the partygoers to seek safety, the police said in a statement. They “were all fleeing toward the backdoor of the residence when the second gunman fired from the side of the yard,” Lieutenant Schurman said. “They all seemed to get caught on the back porch.”
Four people — three women and one man — were found dead on the porch, Lieutenant Schurman said, and a fourth woman was taken to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy, where she died.
The police said that two of the other shooting victims, both men, were in critical condition, but that they did not know where they were being treated. An additional victim, a woman, was in stable condition, the police said.
The suspects fled on foot, and the authorities said they did not know what led to the shooting. The police do not believe anyone at the party fired back.
— KDKA (@CBSPittsburgh) March 10, 2016
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 10, 2016
FOX NEWS ALERT: At least 5 killed in shooting outside Pittsburgh; police searching for 2 gunmen.https://t.co/nw3GoG5tor
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A tragic crime and the suspects are still at large. It remains a mystery how the criminals were able to get the weapons. Let us pray for the victims of this senseless crime.
This is a breaking news story! We will update as more details become available.