Mass shooting in Pittsburgh leaves 2 dead, many injured
The shootings occurred at about 12:30 am on April 17 (local time, or the afternoon of April 18 in Vietnam time) in the East Allegheny neighborhood. The shooting stemmed from a large party with about 200 participants at a home rented through the short-term rental agency Airbnb, the city of Pittsburgh said in a news release. Many of those attending the party were underage, the statement said.
According to Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert, in addition to the two minor deaths, both men, eight people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and five others were injured while fleeing the scene of the incident. shoot.
Investigators are still working to determine what led to the shooting. According to Sheriff Schubert, conflicts and chaos broke out during the gunfight.
City officials said that when police arrived at the scene, they saw a number of young people running from the area. Chaos ensued, and more than 90 rounds of ammunition were fired from multiple guns both inside and outside the house.
Sheriff Schubert said: “Up to 50 bullets were fired inside, causing several partygoers to jump out of windows, sustaining injuries such as fractures and scrapes. Several other shots were fired. outside the house”.
Investigators are gathering evidence at the scene of eight separate crimes.
Airbnb said it has contacted the Pittsburgh Police Department and Mayor Ed Gainey’s office. According to Airbnb, tenants of the home have been banned from using the platform for life, and they “condemn the behavior that is alleged to have caused the gun violence.” The platform also said it was “looking at all legal options” against the person who booked the house.
Photos taken at the scene of the shooting:
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