Pittsburgh party shooting
PITTSBURGH – Shots fired at a home party in Pittsburgh early Sunday morning left two minors dead and at least eight other people dead, police said.
Hundreds of people have congregated at rental property for short periods, “the vast majority of whom are underage,” Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert told reporters at a press conference this afternoon.
Schubert did not reveal the identity of the two deceased juveniles.
Authorities said the shooting took place around midnight at an Airbnb rental property on Suismon Avenue on Madison Avenue in the city’s East Allegheny neighborhood.
Schubert emphasized repeatedly that because of the number of people there, the scene was chaotic.
He said that multiple weapons and different shell casings for multiple rifles were found.
Police believe there are multiple shooters involved.
Police said two victims died in hospital and eight other people were being treated for gunshot wounds.
A police statement initially said nine people were injured by gunfire, but Schubert revised the numbers at the press conference. The names of the two young men who died were not immediately released.
Schubert said others were injured while trying to escape.
Authorities said the bones of two who jumped out of the windows were broken. Schubert said one of the victims was wounded after a “shooting” at a car.
Investigators were still dealing with the scene as of Sunday afternoon. Schubert said the crime scene was “very complex and very messy”.
So far, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, but the police have called on those attending the party to provide photos and videos to aid the investigation.