One suspect is in custody and officials confirmed “there is no further threat to the public” just after 11 a.m. The area will remain “contained for the foreseeable future” as officials continue to investigate.
“No names are being released at this time,” authorities said in a tweet. “Please appreciate this is a difficult time for their families and our colleagues. We will provide more info when we can.”
As of noon, four containers and at least two rail cars remained on the hillside. Norfolk Southern is hoping to have the mainline back open within 24 to 36 hours. They will also help the Port Authority with reopening the Light Rail tracks.
Earlier, a container was pushed down the hillside and detergent started to leak out. Once the containers fall down the hillside, they will be pushed on the rail line.
City officials said they’ll need to move the remaining containers and then push them down the hill, too.
As for all of the cargo, like Listerine mouthwash and diapers inside the containers the question is what happens to it?
“Some of it obviously got destroyed as it was coming down the hillside. Right now if you were able to see the other side, they’re going through the one container on the top of the last car. Theyre going through that trying to unload it to try to lessen the weight. If successful in bringing the containers down, they’ll try to go through here if not it will be flatbedded to their facility and they’ll go through it,” Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said.
After the containers were removed, crews used a large crane to pick up a rail car and placed it on the ground nearby.
Last night, there was one injury. A contractor sliced his arm on a metal chain. He was taken to the hospital, received stitches and was released.
The Panhandle Bridge was closed while crews pulled down containers Tuesday morning, but it has reopened.
More information on the detours can be found at PortAuthority.org.
A concealed carrier critically wounded a man who opened fire at a crowded “peace” rally Saturday afternoon in Titusville, Florida, police said.
Authorities said no charges were expected against the bystander, who was licensed to carry a firearm and was fully cooperative with investigators.
SAN FRANCISCO — One person died and two were hospitalized early Monday after a shooting on the eastbound direction of the Bay Bridge, the California Highway Patrol said.
According to the CHP, a sedan travelling in the middle lane crashed into an SUV travelling in the far right lane after the shots were fired. The driver of the SUV died at the scene, and two passengers were taken by ambulance to a hospital.
PITTSBURGH – – The search continues for a person who shot two people near a busy grocery store.
“You could hear boom, boom, boom,” said Diane Kennedy, who was inside the Giant Eagle when it happened.
On the outside, grocery carts, shattered glass and dozens of evidence markers were seen after the shootout.
“It appears the gun exchange occurred outside the supermarket, there were two vehicles hit and appears we are very fortunate no other individuals were struck by bullets,” Director of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich said.
Witnesses told Channel 11 it was chaos.
“People were running that way, this way, ran into the Giant Eagle to get away from the gunfire, jumping in their cars. It was just chaos,” Beth Blair said.
Hissrich said a man and a woman were shot in the parking lot.
Witnesses said one of them fired back, then the man and woman both ran into the grocery store.
For two hours, Kennedy and the other shoppers were told not to leave since the store was on lockdown.
“Everyone was hysterical cause they did not know was out of the store so we all had to stay in one place and wait and wait,” Kennedy said.
UPDATE 8 P.M. – Investigators are searching for at least one shooter tonight after two people were transported to the hospital in Greenfield.
Police they got calls for a “gun battle” after a man and woman were shot in the parking lot at the Giant Eagle on Murray Avenue.
The shooting prompted a lockdown at the Giant Eagle, forcing shoppers to one side of the store for two hours.
UPDATE from police: man & woman both shot at the bus stop on Loretta/Murray. Man has serious injuries, woman has minor. Police are looking for at least one other shooter tonight. Witnesses tell us there was some sort of shoot out. @WPXI https://on.wpxi.com/2Kpskag
GIANT EAGLE SHOTS FIRED: 2 people transported after gunshots reported near Pittsburgh Giant Eagle
Channel 11’s Gabriella DeLuca is at the scene and will have a LIVE report on 11 News NOW.
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PITTSBURGH – Two people were shot in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood on Saturday after being caught in crossfire, according to police.
Police responded to reports of shots fired near the intersection of Kaercher Street and Greenfield Avenue around 4:13 p.m.