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Why? Wilkinsburg shooting: Block party ambush, 5 dead, 3 injured

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Wilkinsburg Pennsylvania shooting
How did a neighborhood block party at a small county city lead to a bloodbath? Image via WPXI-TV.
Wilkinsburg shooting
How did a neighborhood block party at a small county city lead to a bloodbath? Image via WPXI-TV.

Wilkinsburg shooting: 2-4 suspects on the loose after a suspected neighborhood block party ambush.

Initial reports tell of four females and one man being shot dead and three others wounded in a mass shooting Wednesday night in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, in which witnesses told of hearing up to 25 gunshots.

According to a report via WPXI-TV the Wilkinsburg shooting occurred just before 11pm on the block of 13o0 block of Franklin Avenue, a residential area of Pennsylvania city, near Pittsburgh.

Authorities said the shooting happened during a backyard party, yet to date police have told that they no suspects have been taken in to custody.

Nevertheless a report via KDKA-TV tells of authorities seeking at least four suspects fleeing from the area according to witnesses.

How or why the shooting came to occur is to date not necessarily understood.

Authorities in the interim have declined to release the name of the dead and the injured.

During a press conference cops said there was a party going on in a backyard alleyway behind a house on Franklin Avenue when the two gunmen ambushed the victims.

Lt. Andrew Schurman of the Allegheny County homicide unit said the gunmen barged into the party and opened fire in an ambush-style attack. He said gunshots came from two distinct locations but police don’t believe anyone at the party fired back.

Since the shooting, four people were taken to local hospitals with injuries, with one of the victims dying at hospital and four pronounced dead at the scene.

Wilkinsburg shooting