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Five dead in US mass shooting


Washington: Five people died and three others were wounded in a multiple shooting in a residential neighbourhood in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, a township on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County police said.

The dead include four women and a man who, authorities said, were eating supper on Wednesday in the backyard of a home when two gunmen opened fire on them from two different angles.

No arrests have been made so far in the case and the motive for the attack is unknown.

Three of the women and the man were pronounced dead at the scene when police arrived after receiving a telephone call around 11 p.m. reporting the shootings, and the fifth fatal victim died of her wounds at a local hospital.

Of the three people wounded, two men are in critical condition while a woman is in stable condition.

A witness told Pittsburgh’s Channel 11 television that he was walking home when he heard more than 20 shots and saw people running from the shooting scene.


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