Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

5 People Shot to Death in Wilkinsburg

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

5 People Shot to Death in Wilkinsburg

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Four women and one man were killed and three people were injured late Wednesday night when gunmen attacked a backyard party in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County homicide Detective Andrew Sherman said early today.

The shooting occurred on Hazel Way between two homes on Franklin Avenue.

Det. Sherman said at least two shooters were being sought, based on gun casings found at the scene. He said the gunmen opened fire just before 11 p.m. and then fled on foot.

Four people died at the scene, Det. Sherman said, and another victim died later at UPMC Mercy. Two men are in critical condition and another woman was reported in stable condition.

Distraught family members gathered and caused scuffles trying to gain access to the scene. One woman sat on the ground crying. "They just want to kill everybody," she said. …

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