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Five people are dead after a shooting at a home in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, according to Allegheny County Police. Investigators believe there were multiple gunmen involved, but no one is in custody.
Police got reports of the shooting at about 11 p.m. ET in the backyard of a house where there was some sort of cookout or "backyard party," Lt. Andrew Sherman says.
originally posted by: JimNasium
a reply to: ReadLeader
Who holds a "cookout/backyard party" on a school night?
It wouldn't surprise me if this was gang related. Wilkinsburg is a terrible area and know for gang violence.
Yeah, has all the signs of a gang related or a drug related shooting. I'm sure not all of them were the main targets.
originally posted by: Glinda
Wilkinsburg USED to be a really nice area. Large older homes. Well kept. For an urban area, some houses had tiny lawns and grassy backyards (like the shooting scene of last night). Wilkinsburg was known as "The City of Churches." It really was an early suburb of Pittsburgh.
There is considerable gang activity in the Pittsburgh area (like just about every larger city). The demographic has changed dramatically. I read in the local paper that the per capita income level of Wilkinsburg is $26k. Welfare is the chief income source. As I live nearby, what Wilkinsburg has become is what the Hill used to be (but is getting heavily improved by the creep of Pitt and UPMC juggernaut out of Oakland...so the low income resettled slightly east in Wilkinsburg.
As to the shooting, Local TV is reporting one of the dead women was pregnant.
No doubt this was a hit of some kind. Drugs or gangs.