5 shot dead, 3 wounded at backyard party in Pa
Five people were killed and three injured in an ambush-style shooting at a backyard party late Wednesday in Wilkinsburg, a working-class suburb east of Pittsburgh, police said.
Lt. Andrew Schurman of the Allegheny County homicide unit said four people were found dead at the scene and the fifth died at a local hospital. Two men were in critical condition and a woman was stable, according to police.
Police offered no motive for the shooting but said they were looking for two gunmen who barged into the backyard party or cookout and opened fire.
“I heard about 30 gunshots, it was just a constant,” Jackie Johnson-Pendleton, a neighbor, tells KDKA. “When I came out, people were screaming and running and bodies were lying on the front porch. People’s lives taken like that at the drop of a hat, it’s just insane and it needs to stop.”