One Arrested, Three Injured in Shooting at Mall Outside Pittsburgh

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(MONROEVILLE, Pa.) — Police arrested one person on Sunday in connection with a shooting at a mall outside Pittsburgh that left three people injured.

The shooting happened at Monroeville Mall about 7:33 p.m. Saturday, according to the Monroeville Police Department. The arrest was made early Sunday morning, although no other details were released by police about the arrest.

The gunman appeared to have targeted one of the two men injured in the shooting, said Monroeville Police Chief Doug Cole. Both men were taken to Forbes Regional Hospital in critical condition.

“It’s safe to say” that the other two victims, one of the men and a woman, were not targeted, said Cole. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Josh Vehar told ABC News he saw a young man firing into a crowd of people. He said he was with his 5-year-old daughter in the Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Play, about 20 to 30 feet away from where the shooting happened.

“I watched this kid pull his gun out and when he pulled the gun out, he just started firing,” Vehar said. “He shot like six, seven times and then it just turned into pandemonium after that.”


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