Five dead in mass shooting in ‘quiet’ Pennsylvania suburb

March 9, 2016  

Pittsburgh’s WTAE Action 4 News reports that a gunman opened fire at around 11:00 p.m. local time at the 1300 block of Franklin Avenue in Wilkinsburg.

Reports indicate that five people have been declared dead, and at least three more wounded, including two in critical condition.

Police have blocked off the street to both traffic and pedestrians.

One resident told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review shooting incident “sounded like a war”. Police report that 30 to 40 shots were fired.

Locals described the area as a “quiet neighborhood”. The context of the shooting is unknown.

At least one witness has stated that the gunmen opened fire on a backyard party.

Police have stated that they now believe multiple gunmen were involved in the incident.

No suspects have been taken into custody.

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