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Active shooter inside Pittsburgh Mall; 3 people shot, 2 critical

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posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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Police in Pittsburgh have surrounded a popular mall after three people were shot during an incident inside, authorities have confirmed.

Monroeville Mall was closed down on Saturday night after reports of shots fired about 7.30pm.

CBS Pittsburgh are reporting that the local Forbes Hospital confirmed they received three shootiving victims.

Two of them are said to be in a critical condition.

Detectives told the hospital to lock down its emergency room until they were certain the shooter had been captured.

Witnesses say the shots were fired either near or inside the Macy's store.


Active shooter inside Pittsburgh Mall; 3 people shot, 2 critical

I live about a half hour away from Pittsburgh. Apparently there are fights at this mall often, so it would not surprise me to find this is fight/gang related. I will keep up on the situation and keep everyone posted.

3 shot at Monroeville Mall; No suspect in custody




Police are looking for the shooters after multiple people were shot at the Monroeville Mall Saturday night.

Police were called to the scene around 8:30 p.m. after receiving calls for a shooting in Macy’s.

Multiple police departments are on scene, including Monroeville Police, Allegheny County Police, Port Authority Police and even Munhall Police, in addition to even more departments.

Police say three people were shot.

Officials at Forbes Hospital also say they’ve received three shooting victims. A source says two of the victims are in critical condition and the third is in serious conditions.

A police source also says that the gunfire was the result of a gang fight, and that there were multiple shooters.


So as figured, gang related. No suspect in custody as of yet.



Police and FBI agents have been going door-to-door at shops at the mall looking for suspects.




posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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I hope things get solved soon, with no (other) casualties... damn, it's like people can't go one day without killing each other for no reason other than "you're not like me, so you must die".


S&F for the info. Good thoughts to victims and families.



posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

This is the Dawn of the Dead mall correct?



posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:32 PM
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originally posted by: GogoVicMorrow
a reply to: Anyafaj

This is the Dawn of the Dead mall correct?



I guess at the rate things are going! Apparently back in December there was one heck of a melee with over a 1000 people involved. Why not just change the name here and now to Target Practice Mall. They won't be lying. Idiotic! The mayor is asking for more security measure. You know that means metal detectors and junk! And city taxes raised to pay for it all.



posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:41 PM
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Monroe Mall on lockdown





Witnesses said shots were fired inside the mall near the Macy’s, leading to a chaotic scene as people ran.

Pittsburgh-area native and former NFL quarterback Terrelle Pryor was at the mall.


Didn't see who was shooting, saw two people drop though! I was looking but 10 more shots went off and was getting closer to me. Then I ran
— Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor) February 8, 2015



Monroeville Mall has since been locked down.

Back in December, a massive brawl broke out at the mall as about 1,000 children and teens were inside.





posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: GogoVicMorrow
a reply to: Anyafaj

This is the Dawn of the Dead mall correct?


Yes. I grew up 5 miles away (Churchill High School) was at that mall weekly during 70s and 80s. Miss Radio Shack their shortwave radios and computers and Murphy's. Always thought neat seeing Dawn of Dead there.



posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 10:05 PM
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2 people injured were innocent bystanders.



posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 10:22 PM
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And people wonder why malls like this went out of fashion in so many places. It got to where no one felt safe to go there. Now there are places where the outdoor shopping districts are starting to suffer the same fate. I wonder how quickly they will be abandoned too?



No one is shooting here.



Over 100 kids and fights.



And here you are - 3 shot.

So how long will it be until no one wants to shop at the Plaza, one of the oldest open air shopping centers in the country?



posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
And people wonder why malls like this went out of fashion in so many places. It got to where no one felt safe to go there. Now there are places where the outdoor shopping districts are starting to suffer the same fate. I wonder how quickly they will be abandoned too?



No one is shooting here.



Over 100 kids and fights.



And here you are - 3 shot.

So how long will it be until no one wants to shop at the Plaza, one of the oldest open air shopping centers in the country?



It's getting to be where you can't go anywhere anymore. Just stay home and Amazon.com it.

BAH!



posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 10:33 PM
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One victim was targeted; in critical condition


None of the victims knew each other.

Police looking at security feed to help ID suspect.


Twitter feed of news at the link.

Facebook





Coles said officials are following leads and have identified the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting, though no arrests have been made.

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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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"Police arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a shooting at a mall outside Pittsburgh that left three people injured.

Monroeville police identified the suspect as Tarod Thornhill. He was charged Sunday with aggravated assault, attempted homicide, and recklessly endangering other people, police said.

Thornhill was taken to the Allegheny County jail to await arraignment, according to police.

Investigators used store surveillance video from Monroeville Mall and pictures posted to social media to identify Thornhill, police said."

abcnews.go.com...

Another "gangsta" believing the rap drivel and cleverly shooting a rival in an area that is all security cameras. Note that 'social media' aided in his identification. Tarod-the-Genius. And now we get to feed and house him for many years in an environment that will make sure he will never be an asset to society and will only make the world a better place when he departs it.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 10:34 AM
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I don't understand. how can this happen?
Isn't the mall a gun free zone?



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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The fruits of keepin' it real.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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Yay for guns and living among-st people that think the wild west still hasn't been won!




posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 02:22 PM
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No that's century 3 mall. Which one are you referring. I did Make up and FX. also a set medic. We worked at century 3.

My bad. Just called Tom Savini. Parts of Monroeville were used in the new version. Which of days I didn't work.

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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 02:38 PM
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I live in Kennedy Township. Far and away from that mall. You'd be surprised just how much Monroeville Mall has changed.
In fact it would be unfair to say that. Ross Park Mall is getting there with kids causing issues.
Going to the malls make me nervous. Even The Mall at Robinson. If I have to go. I go early and get out. I plan the night before.

No thanks. I shop online.

It seems that parents just drop their kids off as if it's a daycare anymore.

And further more. Why is there not an age limit to these shopping establishments?
Not that being 18 will discourage gang related issues. But at least keep some 14 y/o thug from having a hormonal induced shooting !



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 04:16 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: Anyafaj

I live in Kennedy Township. Far and away from that mall. You'd be surprised just how much Monroeville Mall has changed.
In fact it would be unfair to say that. Ross Park Mall is getting there with kids causing issues.
Going to the malls make me nervous. Even The Mall at Robinson. If I have to go. I go early and get out. I plan the night before.

No thanks. I shop online.

It seems that parents just drop their kids off as if it's a daycare anymore.

And further more. Why is there not an age limit to these shopping establishments?
Not that being 18 will discourage gang related issues. But at least keep some 14 y/o thug from having a hormonal induced shooting !


I agree. I know some malls DO have age limits, or even curfews posted because of fights. I don't know about Monroeville. Where I grew up we had a mall called Sangertown Mall in New Hartford, NY, near Utica. It eventually got that bad where curfew was posted. But not bad enough with shootings and such to make me decide not to go anymore. Now, I live near Pittsburgh. I have to drive through there to get to Youngstown to see my daughter. Oy! It's a practical anxiety attack doing that in some areas! Some areas I'm cool with, but some, you couldn't pay me enough. It's a crap hole! And unfortunately it's starting to leech into the small towns nearby as it did with Utica.




posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:07 PM
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New policy for Monroeville Mall




After a 17-year-old shot three people at the Monroeville Mall, CBL and Associates, the mall owner, said it will card and eject unaccompanied minors from the mall on Fridays and Saturdays after 6 p.m. beginning on Feb. 27.

“They’ve instituted this in about 25 of their malls, and it’s a very successful policy,” noted Monroeville mayor Gregory Erosenko who supports this Youth Escort Policy. “We’re certainly going to put our arms around it.”

Implementing this will require security guards to check anyone who looks under 18.

The carding may occur at mall entrances or within the mall — with minors required to have a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, or guardian with them.

Older siblings don’t count, and it’s one adult for every three children.


I genuinely this works out for them, but you never know. I guess we'll find out down the line how effective this policy is for them, soon enough.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:23 PM
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Of course this will be spun into a Anti Gun thing, even though, death by fire arm in the U.S. will effect a whopping fraction of one percent of the total population.

Scary huh?



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: Punisher75
Of course this will be spun into a Anti Gun thing, even though, death by fire arm in the U.S. will effect a whopping fraction of one percent of the total population.

Scary huh?



Not to mention this was a gang hit. They get the guns off the streets, not the stores. If they make this an anti-gun thing, the only people who won't be able to buy guns are the ones who go to the store, not your local arms dealer.

SMDH



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