Five dead in Melcroft Shooting in Fayette County, victims name unclear: Photos
At least five people have reportedly been killed in a shooting incident at a car wash in Melcroft in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Officials claim that a semi-automatic gun was used by the shooter to target the people in the course of the massacre.
Initially there were reports of merely people being injured in the mindless shooting. It was only later that authorities confirmed that several people had lost their lives in the Fayette shooting incident. A CBS report claims that four people had lost their lives on the spot when the unnamed suspect opened the fire. Fifth victim was pronounced death when taken to the hospital.
While officials have not said anything about the motive as yet, WPXI-TV reports that a man who used to date a victim “opened fire on the group.” While writing on her Facebook page, a woman said : “It’s my cousins….and those who was MURDERED did nothing wrong!! The lunatic who chased them down shot them all, then his self! He was a jealous X of one of his victims….that’s what happened!!!” Nonetheless, as of now, there is nothing credible to either accept or deny the claim.
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Reports shuggest that the victims who lost thier lives in the mindless shooting in Fayette County, Pennsylvania were inside a pickup truck and “two others were found outside in the car wash’s parking lot”.
A CBSNews report says, “The victims were identified as three men and two women, but their names and further information about them was not immediately disclosed. One person was injured…Four of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, while another died at a hospital, according to a state trooper. He said two of the victims were found inside a pickup truck and two others were found outside in the car wash’s parking lot”.
The CBS report goes on to add, “Three vehicles were towed from the location. Two were pickup trucks — including the one that two of the victims were found in — and the other was a sedan”.