5 PEOPLE KILLED IN MASS SHOOTING …
Five people are dead and several injured after a mass shooting Wednesday night in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, just east of Pittsburgh. The incident occurred during a backyard party/cookout at 1304 Franklin Avenue. Four people, three women and a man, were found shot on a back porch and were pronounced dead at the scene, and a woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police stated that party-goers appeared to attempt to run into the home when the sots were fired, at which point a person on the side or backyard adjacent to the house fired at the back porch. Some witnesses said that they heard up to 20 shots fired or more. There are presumed to have been two gunman. They are still on the loose.
Five people are dead and three people are hurt after a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg Wednesday night, Allegheny County Police said.
Emergency dispatchers confirmed that police and seven ambulances were called to Franklin Avenue just before 11 p.m.
Authorities said four women and one man were killed. Three of the women and the man were pronounced dead at the scene. The fourth woman was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy hospital.
Three others were taken from the scene in ambulances. Of those victims, two men were listed in critical condition and a woman was listed in stable condition, police said.
A man who identified himself as the father of one of the victims told Channel 11 News his daughter, 38-year-old Tona Shelton, died at the scene.
Anyone who saw or heard anything is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at (412) 473-1300. Callers can remain anonymous.