Authorities in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, on Wednesday (23/8), evacuated dozens of people from a residential area after a person who received a warrant to leave the house he was occupying, instead opened fire from inside the house. Several eyewitnesses said they heard what appeared to be hundreds of gunshots.
The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office said officers were executing a notice to leave the home when occupants began opening fire throughout the Garfield neighborhood in the city. Several hours into the siege, more and more shells were fired.
A sergeant who led the attempt suffered injuries unrelated to the gunfire. But a spokesman for the sheriff’s office Mike Manko confirmed his condition was fine.
A state police spokesman said he was using drones to monitor the situation.
As of this report, a large number of police and other first responders are still at the scene.
The shooting occurred just a few blocks from a children’s hospital. (em/hr)