- At least five people are dead and one is in hospital following shooting at car wash
- Incident occurred around 2.45am Sunday at Ed’s Car Wash in Melcroft
- Victims have been identified as three men and two men in their 20s and 30s
- Local media reports the shooter used a semi-automatic rifle
At least five people were killed in a shooting at a car wash in rural Pennsylvania, state police say.
The shooting occurred around 2.45am Sunday at Ed’s Car Wash in Melcroft, Fayette County, WPXI-TV reports. Melcroft is about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
The victims were identified only as three men and two women. WPXI reports that the victims were in their 20s and 30s.
Three men and two women are dead after a shooting at Ed’s Car Wash in Melcroft, Pennsylvania at around 2.45am Sunday. One person is in a hospital
Local media report that the shooter was a man, was shot during the shooting and wore body armor during it. The shooter also used a semi-automatic rifle, sources say
At least one other person was wounded and was taken to a hospital, but further details on that person’s condition were not immediately released.
Authorities were trying to determine if the shooter was among those found at the scene.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the shooter was a man, was shot during the shooting and wore body armor.
The shooter used a semi-automatic rifle, KDKA reports.
Four of the fatalities were pronounced dead at the scene, police told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. One died at a hospital.
Two of the deceased were found inside a pick-up truck, police said.
Also on the scene were another pick-up truck and a sedan.
A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
Police said in a statement that there is ‘no threat to the community, no imminent danger’.