Two teenagers were shot to death, and 8 were injured after a shooting erupted inside an Airbnb rental house in Pittsburgh, authorities said, roughly 200 people were inside the house at the time of the shooting. Some escaped the gunshots as they jumped outside through windows.
“Two people were killed and eight others suffered gunshot wounds in a mass shooting at a party in Pittsburgh early Sunday morning. The gunfire erupted at an Airbnb rental where about 200 people, many underage, were in attendance,” The New York Times Tweeted.
Sunday’s shooting in Pittsburgh marks the 3rd time in April that gunfire broke out during parties inside Airbnb rentals. Previously, officials reported other shooting incidents including one in Sacramento, California, that killed a teenager.
The Pittsburgh shooting happened on Sunday at roughly 12:30 in the morning when police responded to multiple ShotSpotter gunfire-detection alerts in the vicinity of the East Allegheny neighborhood, located in North Side Pittsburgh, as per the Pittsburgh Police Department.
Cellphone video evidence retrieved from the site showed party-goers screaming and panicking to rush out of the house, with some ‘tripping and falling down a staircase’, reported ABC News.
The video also showed someone yelping, “He’s got a gun!” and “We got to go!” As alleged gunshots sounded, someone close by the cellphone shouted, “They’re shooting!” the barrage of gunshots was followed by screeches.
Victims who suffered bullet shots were found by authorities near the rental house and were immediately taken to the hospital said the police. Other shooting victims were transported by private cars to nearby hospitals, including two teenagers who were pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said.
The shooting injured a total of 10 people, including two juveniles, as per the police. The deceased ones have been identified as Jaiden Brown and Mathew Steffy-Ross, both 17, reported by Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The rest of the victims suffered broken bones and severe injuries fleeing the rental house, according to the police.
Preliminary investigation into the crime scene revealed that the shooting erupted during the party “with as many as 200 people in attendance, many of them underage.”
“As many as 50 rounds were fired inside, prompting some party-goers to jump out the windows, sustaining injuries such as broken bones and lacerations,” said police officials in Sunday’s statement. “Several more shots were fired outside the home.” So far, no arrests have been made. However, police are combing the nearby areas to find the suspect’s traces.