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At least 6 people were shot outside a Pittsburgh church during the funeral of the man killed in the shooting


Multiple people shot in Brighton Heights

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Police Commander Richard Ford said Friday afternoon that at least six people were shot in Pittsburgh while attending the funeral of a 20-year-old man who was recently shot dead. Police said the condition of one person is critical, while the condition of the other five is stable.

Ford said police received a Shotspotter report after 12 p.m. Friday that five shots had been fired in the area of ​​Destiny of Faith Church. Another alert came soon after about 15 additional bullets were fired.

Police responded to the church, where a funeral was being held for John Hornez, one of three people killed in a Shooting In the city on October 15, according to CBS Pittsburgh, Friday’s shooting took place outside the church, Ford said.

The latest on the shooting at Brighton Road from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police’s Acting Police Chief Thomas Stangrecki and Major Crimes Commander Richard Ford:

Posted by Pittsburgh Public Safety Department on Friday, October 28, 2022

According to Ford, four victims were taken to the hospital. One person was referred from the spot in a serious condition. A sixth victim had left the scene and was then taken to a hospital. Ford said one victim was taken to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, while the other was taken to Allegheny General Hospital. His age was not released.

The police have yet to have a motive for the shooting. Ford did not release any information about the suspects, but said there could be more than one gunman.

An investigation is ongoing.

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