Airbnb Shooting in Pittsburgh: Police Identify 2 Teenagers Killed – WSB-TV Channel 2
At least 11 shots, 2 minors killed at Pittsburgh Airbnb party “There have been unnecessary deaths here and gunshot victims all of which could have been avoided,” Commander John Fisher said. (DTM)
PITTSBURGH — Two minors were killed and at least 10 people were shot early Sunday in a shooting at an Airbnb party in Pittsburgh, authorities said.
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According to the Pittsburgh Police Department, officials said they received multiple ShotSpotter alerts just after 12:30 p.m. EDT in the city’s North End neighborhood, WPXI-TV reported. When police arrived, more shots were fired and several youths were fleeing an Airbnb property, the TV channel reported.
Updated 10:31 p.m. EDT April 17: The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victims of Sunday morning’s shooting as Jaiden Brown and Mathew Steffy-Ross, both 17, WPXI-TV reported.
Investigators have yet to determine the motive for the shooting and no information regarding potential suspects has been released, the broadcaster reported.
Updated at 1:55 p.m. EDT on April 17: Police initially said 11 people had been shot, but authorities revised the figures at a news conference on Sunday afternoon, WPXI-TV reported. The number of people shot is now 10, with two deaths remaining. Five other people were injured as they tried to flee the gunfire, police said.
Original report: In a Press release, Pittsburgh police said there were at least 11 gunshot victims. Two of the victims, both male minors, were pronounced dead at an area hospital, police said.
The police said in an initial inquiry that a large party, with up to 200 people in attendance, was being held at the Airbnb. Many of the attendees were minors, police said.
As many as 50 bullets were fired inside, police said. Some of those present jumped out of the windows and suffered broken bones and lacerations. Several more shots were fired outside the house, the police said.
“You’ve got booze, you’ve got minors here, and you’ve got guns,” Commander John Fisher told a news conference. “It’s a deadly combination to any kind of event, and the result is that it’s a tragedy.
“There have been unnecessary deaths here and gunshot victims all of which could have been avoided.”
According to The Associated Press.
There is no information on the suspects.
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