Two Individuals Arrested, Police Wanting For A Third After Photographs Fired At Ross Park Mall – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A large police presence has gathered outside of Ross Park Mall.

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UPDATE: Police have 2 people detained. There are no apparent injuries. Police, EMS and fire departments on scene. Avoid the area. @KDKA

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According to Allegheny County 911, they were called to the mall just after 4:30 p.m. and have since taken two people into custody.

The FBI, Ross Township Police, McCandless Police, Pittsburgh Police, and Allegheny County Police Department all are assisting.

Police are currently looking for a third person.

They are actively searching the neighborhood behind Ross Park Mall.

#NEW: Police are still actively searching the neighborhood behind Ross Park Mall. They are also stopping cars. @KDKA

— MEGHAN SCHILLER (@MeghanKDKA) May 29, 2021

KDKA has been told that they were called to the mall for reports of shots fired.

Ross Township Police Detective Sergeant Brian Kohlhepp tells KDKA that one shot was fired and no one was hit.

Two people were transported from the scene, but the injuries were not serious.

DEVELOPING: I just spoke over the phone with a store manger from Ross Park Mall. She’s currently hunkered down inside her car with two store employees because she says traffic is congested evacuating the mall. @KDKA

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A store manager tells KDKA an altercation occurred outside of their store.

They said it began as an altercation between two groups of teenagers and a gun had been pulled, causing the mall to implement its lockdown procedure.

Following the arrest of two suspects, police could be seen running across the mall parking lot, along with SWAT vehicles speeding to the rear of the mall behind the JCPenney.

#HAPPENINGNOW: We are in the parking lot at Ross Park Mall @KDKA

— MEGHAN SCHILLER (@MeghanKDKA) May 29, 2021

People are being moved to a staging area as police rope off the mall parking lots. They have said that it is not safe to be near the parking lots, according to KDKA’s Meghan Schiller.

#NEW: We are being moved to a staging area so police can rope off the area around the Ross Park Mall parking lots.

Police tell me they did not yet locate who fired those last rounds of gunshots.

Police tell me it’s no longer safe to be up near the parking lots @KDKA

— MEGHAN SCHILLER (@MeghanKDKA) May 29, 2021

Police sources have told KDKA’s Andy Sheehan that they believe today’s incident could be a gang-related incident between three people.

He has also learned that police have also retrieved three firearms, handguns, that were reportedly involved in the incident.

The public is being told to avoid the area.

We have the latest updates at CBSN Pittsburgh and you can tune in live here.

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