An active shooter fired “hundreds of rounds” in the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, as police tell locals to steer clear of the area, and shots are still being fired hours later, local reports say.
Police are starting to evacuate people from the houses in the 4800 block of Broad Street, writing on X: “If you are inside, please shelter in place, dial 911, and identify your address, location.”
Officials previously warned the public: “Avoid the 4800 block of Broad Street and N. Mathilda Street in the Garfield neighborhood due to an active shooting situation.”
Twenty minutes later, police urged again: “This is an extremely active situation with shots continuing to be fired. Please avoid the area at this time.”
“Hundreds of rounds still going off,” a reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Megan Guza, tweeted. She added, “A neighbor said he heard hundreds of rounds when the shooting started and there have been hundreds of rounds since. Said he immediately hit the ground in his living room.”
Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told The Independent that “our office went to the address to serve an eviction notice and that is when the actor turned violent and began shooting, adding that the scene is still active. He added, “One of our Sergeants who was leading the detail sustained a minor non-gunfire related injury while avoiding the incoming gunfire. He is ok.”
A neighbor told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “I’ve never heard bullets like this,” adding the incident was “something you’d see in a movie.”
A reporter at WTAE tweeted that she heard “several shots fired at Dearborn Street and N. Millvale Ave,” which is two blocks away from the original location listed by police.
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, located near the shooting, tweeted that “Pittsburgh Police are responding to a shooting incident approximately ½ mile from UPMC Children’s Hospital. The individual is accounted for and there is no direct threat to patients, staff, or visitors. Enhanced security is now present on campus and will continue through the day.”
“The City of Pittsburgh Police still has control of the active shooter scene until the incident is resolved. At its conclusion, the @PAStatePolice will assume the investigation,” according to a tweet at 1.42pm–two…