Shooting In Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Leaves 2 Injured Outside Strip Mall
Police are investigating a shooting at a strip mall in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. The shooting took place on Tuesday afternoon, just after 2 p.m. Two people were shot outside of the strip mall, when a man got out of his vehicle and began shooting in the direction of a UPS Store, according to witnesses who spoke with Pittsburgh Action News 4. The suspect drove off afterward. The injuries of the victims, who are both men, are reportedly not life-threatening, and both were transported to nearby UPMC East Hospital. One of the shooting victims has since been released, Action 4 News reported local TV station WTAE.
It is unclear what motivated the individual to open fire at the plaza, which is also home to a hearing aid store and a salon. However, the Allegheny County Police detectives are at the scene of the shooting and investigating further, according to Action News 4. According to the Associated Press, it also remains unknown whether the police have a suspect in custody. Business at the UPS Store continued as normal following the incident, the Associated Press reported.
Jenna Englert, who works at the hearing aid store told local TV station WTAE, "I was in the back of my office, and I heard my glass shatter [and] a bullet come through it. And my receptionist screamed that there's a shooter, and to get down."
Sola Salons employee Lisa Rodgers told CBS Pittsburgh, "I was working inside of my salon and I was just working on my guest, and I heard four of [sic] five gunshots. My son was actually sitting out in the hallway and the first thing I did was grab him, lock us in my studio and call 911. The shooting was outside, but the shots went inside, so the bullets landed right outside my door."
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, another witness, Adrienne Young stated, "It's a shame that you can't go anywhere in broad daylight. No one has respect anymore. It's a shame."
More than ten gun-related incidents have occurred in the state Pennsylvania since Sunday, June 19.