Pittsburgh police in Pennsylvania said in a release that a shooting happened Sunday around 12:30 a.m. at a three-story building short-term rental property in the East Allegheny area of the city near Madison Avenue where a large party was being held with more than 200 people inside, “vast majority” of them underage. Shortly after some kind of altercation occurred, gunshots were fired. As many as 50 rounds were fired inside. The scene was chaotic. Casings found at the scene indicate handguns and one rifle were used, and police believe there were multiple shooters. Two minor male victims died at the hospital and eight more people were being treated for gunshot wounds. The medical examiner’s office identified the dead boys late Sunday night as Mathew Steffy-Ross and Jaiden Brown, both 17.Some others were injured trying to escape as many jumped from the windows. Four Pittsburgh Public Schools students were among the injured. Authorities in Columbia confirmed that law enforcement did not believe that the mall shooting “was random” and that they had arrested a suspect.
Pittsburgh police is searching for multiple suspects. Investigators are still working to determine what led up to the shooting. Anyone who has photos or videos can upload them at http://ccudata2.quickconnect.to/sharing/uwOEfECnP. All schools in the district will operate under a modified lockdown Monday. “Here we are at Easter, and we have multiple families, two that won’t see a loved one,” Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert daid. Airbnb said in a statement it has reached out to the Pittsburgh Police Department and Mayor Ed Gainey’s office. The company said they “condemn the behavior that is alleged to have prompted this criminal gun violence.”