Shots fired prompts Pa. mall evacuation; two arrested, third sought

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ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Two people have been arrested after shots were fired at the Ross Park Mall Saturday afternoon. A third suspect has not yet been apprehended.

According to Allegheny County 911, they were called to the mall just after 4:30PM. Ross Township Police Detective Sergeant Brian Kohlhepp tells KDKA that one shot was fired and no one was hit. Two people were transported from the scene, but the injuries were not serious.

A store manager tells KDKA an altercation occurred outside of their store.

They said it began as an altercation between two groups of teenagers and a gun had been pulled, causing the mall to implement its lockdown procedure.
The FBI, Ross Township Police, McCandless Police, Pittsburgh Police, and Allegheny County Police Department all are assisting.

Investigators are actively searching the neighborhood behind Ross Park Mall for the additional suspect.

There are no apparent injuries.

Police sources have told KDKA’s Andy Sheehan that they believe today’s incident could be a gang-related incident between three people.

He has also learned that police have also retrieved three firearms, handguns, that were reportedly involved in the incident.

The public is being told to avoid the area.

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