Horrifying video shows moment of mass shooting that killed two miners and injured nine others
Horrifying video shows the moment hundreds of revelers fled the scene of an Airbnb early Sunday morning as shots were fired.
The video, posted online by KDKA editor Ed Thompson, shows the underage revelers in an argument before a man shouts: ‘He’s got a gun, he’s got a gun, get the hell out of here .”
He could be heard urging others to flee the scene as he too descended the stairs of an apartment at the intersection of Suismon Street and Madison Avenue in Pittsburgh‘s North Side around 12:30 p.m., tripping over others, as the unknown shooter began shooting. .
“They’re spinning, oh my god,” the videographer says.
Police said there were more than 200 people inside the Airbnb at the time, many of whom were minors, when several gunmen opened fire, killing two teenagers and injuring eight others. Three are now in critical condition.
Authorities said as many as 50 shots were fired inside the apartment, prompting some participants to jump out of the windows. At least two of those revelers suffered broken bones and lacerations from the jump, according to WTAE.
But officials told a Sunday afternoon news conference they now believe there were a total of 90 shots fired in what Police Chief Scott Schubert described as a “scene very chaotic.”
Video posted online showed underage revelers in an argument before shots were fired at an Airbnb early Sunday morning
The hundreds of revelers appeared to be tripping over each other as they tried to flee the scene
The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. at an Airbnb at the intersection of Sussman Street and Madison Avenue in the Deutschtown neighborhood of Pittsburgh (pictured)
Pittsburgh Zone 1 officers told WTAE they first responded early on Easter Sunday when they received multiple ShotSpotter alerts.
More shots were fired as police arrived at the scene in the 800 block of Suismon Street in the Deutschtown area of the city.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, Pittsburgh police said, and is collecting evidence from no less than eight separate crime scenes spanning a few blocks around where the shooting occurred.
Photos posted by WTAE reporter Ashley Zilka show cars with smashed windows and a seemingly lost sneaker outside the apartment.
On the other side of the street, TribLive reports, a shattered second-story window was open and less than a block away, a Subaru Legacy was smeared with blood.
Rifle and pistol casings were also found at the scene.
Police Chief Scott E. Schubert told WTAE that authorities found casings from pistols and rifles at the scene.
Police arrived at the scene around 12:30 a.m. after receiving multiple ShotSpotter alerts
Authorities are now collecting evidence at no less than eight separate crime scenes spanning a few blocks around where the shooting occurred
Photos from outside the crime scene showed cars with smashed windows on Sunday
At least one reveler appeared to have lost his sneaker as he tried to flee
Authorities said EMS teams transported several gunshot victims to local hospitals, while others found private rides. Two of the victims died from injuries they sustained in hospital, but Commander John Fisher said most of the victims were in stable condition.
Of those who died, Schubert said, one was just 14 years old.
It’s still unclear who rented the Airbnb, but TribLive reports that Allegheny County real estate records listed the owner of the property as 900 North Group LLC.
No information on potential suspects has been released and the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
“It’s our top priority to find out who did this,” Schubert said at a noon press conference, adding “We’re not going to sleep until we have this.”
Authorities are asking witnesses to submit photos or video of the scene and are asking anyone with information to call Major Crimes at (412) 323-7161.