March 18, 2016
Six Relatives Shot Dead At Pittsburgh Party
Chanetta Powell (below) and Brittany Powell (above) are two of the five people who were killed Wednesday in a shooting at a Pittsburgh cookout. The two women were sisters.
Victims Jerry Shelton (above), Chanetta Powell and Brittany Powell were siblings. Jerry Shelton and Tina Shelton (below) were cousins.
Above, the fifth victim Shana Mahone. Four of the victims were killed on the back porch and another died at the hospital.
Five people have been killed in an ambush-style shooting during a backyard party in suburban Pittsburgh and at least two gunmen are at large, police said.
Four women and a man were killed late on Wednesday during the party in the Borough of Wilkinsburg. Allegheny County police said people scrambled toward the house as bullets began flying. Three other people are hospitalized; two of them are in critical condition.
Four of the victims were found dead on the back porch. The other one died at a hospital.
The alleged gunmen have not been caught, according to KDKA.
Death of unborn boy in Pittsburgh cookout shooting is ruled a homicide - bringing death toll to six as hunt for two gunmen continues
Police are searching for at least two gunmen who opened fire at a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania cookout late Wednesday night
Siblings Jerry Shelton, 35; Brittany Powell, 27; and Chanetta Powell, 25; were shot dead at a cookout at Brittany's home
Shada Mahone, 26, and Tina Shelton, 37, were also killed
Chanetta Powell was pregnant and due to give birth in May; the death of her child has been ruled a homicide
Two men remain in critical condition and a 41-year-old was treated and released for her injuries
The reason for the shooting is not known - but police say they haven't ruled out drugs as a motivating factor
'The murders were planned. They were calculated, brutal,' District Attorney Stephen Zappala said
Authorities say they have someone they would like to speak with in connection to the shooting
By Alexandra Klausner For Dailymail.com and Associated Press and Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
Published: 00:56 EST, 10 March 2016 | Updated: 17:54 EST, 10 March 2016