Wilkinsburg Mass Shooting Was An ‘Ambush’


Four women, and a man are dead after a shooting near Pittsburgh.Zappala said the motive was not known, but authorities were exploring whether it was related to drugs. Two men were in critical condition and a woman was stable, police said. The other two women killed were her nieces, Shelton said, and a son was wounded. Moffatt added that police are still investigating the shooting and while no suspects have been named, it is believed that two men are involved.The massacre in Wilkinsburg, a borough of about 15,000 mostly lower and middle-income residents, is the latest in a series of mass shootings that have made gun control a matter of heated debate in the United States.CNN reported that the deceased were identified as Jerry Shelton, Chanetta Powell and Brittany Powell, Tina Shelton and Shada Mahone.Two gunmen are being sought in the late Wednesday night shootings.Last month, a factory worker killed three people and wounded 17 in a shooting spree in Kansas.The other two adults killed were cousins to the others, Shelton said.Four of the victims were found dead on the porch.”The victims had no chance”, said the Allegheny County police superintendent, Charles Moffatt. Zappala said police talked to one victim at the hospital, but “we haven’t developed that enough to give some definite detail to (describe a gunman’s) face”. “They all seemed to get caught on the back porch”.Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says if violence is to be stopped, witnesses need to come forward.Ballistic tests indicate the pair thought to have shot them escaped on foot, with no details offered on where they went, how they knew the victims (if at all) or whether they eventually used a getaway vehicle.Lt. Andrew Schurman of the Allegheny County homicide unit said the gunmen barged into the party just before 11 p.m. and opened fire in an ambush-style attack. No one at the cookout or party fired any shots, police believe.”We’re not optimistic about one of the people [who is] hospitalized right now, so we probably lost seven people”, he said after touring the scene of the shooting. Denzel Valentine Posts Heartfelt Message To Fans After His Final Home Game
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