An unidentified shooter who opened fire at a Pennsylvania shopping mall remained on the loose Sunday morning, hours after dozens of police vehicles surrounded the building and officers rushed in to assess the scene and evacuate shoppers taking shelter in various stores.
A gunman who opened fire inside a Pennsylvania shopping mall remained on the loose Sunday morning, hours after dozens of police vehicles surrounded the building and officers rushed in to evacuate frightened shoppers.The shooting happened at Lehigh Valley Mall in Fullerton, Pa., shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported.
Four shots were fired in the lower level near a sporting goods store, Whitehall Township Police Chief Michael Marks said.
“The responding officers needed to get into the mall and make sure there was no active gunfire occurring at the moment,” Marks said Saturday night, according to WFMZ. “As far as our secondary operations right now, that’s just making sure that the mall is empty and we were able to account for everybody employed or at least at the mall at that point.”
Allegheny County homicide detectives said the victim was found with a gunshot wound to the abdomen when police responded to a report of a shooting at Woodstock Avenue and Ardmore Street just after 10:40 a.m.
No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 833-ALL-TIPS. Anonymous calls will be accepted.
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(CNN)Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were shot while in the city of Compton on Saturday night, according to the department’s official Twitter account.“One male deputy and one female deputy were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle,” the tweet read. “Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. They are both currently undergoing surgery. The suspect is still at large.”Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Capt. Kent Wegener said during a briefing that the incident took place at 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET). Wegener said the suspect approached from behind the deputies’ vehicle and walked along the passenger side of the car. He acted as if he was going to walk past the car, raised a pistol and shot multiple times hitting both deputies, Wegener said.
Pittsburgh police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was shot in the city’s Brighton Heights neighborhood.
The victim was found on the porch of a home along Massachusetts Avenue.Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said the man was shot in the knee and was taken to the hospital.
No arrests have been announced.
(CNN)Two people are dead and a third was injured in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following a shooting late Tuesday night, police said.The shooting happened amid the third night of protests over the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake on Sunday evening.On Tuesday, officers responded to reports of multiple gunshot victims around 11:45 p.m., the Kenosha Police Department said in a news release early Wednesday.The person injured was taken to the hospital with “serious, but non-life threatening injuries,” police said.An investigation into the shooting is ongoing and the names and ages of the victims are still being determined, according to the release.Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told The New York Times his office is investigating whether the shooting resulted from a conflict between demonstrators and a group of men with weapons who were protecting businesses.CNN has reached out to the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office.Protests in Kenosha have been ongoing since Blake’s shooting. Wisconsin’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday after cars and buildings were set ablaze and called in 250 members of the National Guard to assist. Blake remains in the hospital but his family says he is paralyzed from the waist down. A family attorney said it would take a “miracle” for Blake to ever walk again.
Police said the 1-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
According to a press release from Pittsburgh Public Safety, police transported the child to the hospital. The press release said, “With a police sergeant driving, two police officers held the baby in the backseat and worked to control the bleeding. The child arrived at the hospital in critical condition.”
The child later died of his injuries.
According to investigators, the shots were fired outside and traveled through a window and then two walls before hitting the child.
No arrests have been announced.
Early Tuesday morning, Mayor Bill Peduto tweeted about the shooting, writing, “Senseless gun violence must end. Another innocent life has been stolen. We will work endlessly to find the actor and hold them accountable for this horrific crime.”