Person caught in crossfire in parked vehicle had nothing to do with Pittsburgh Walmart shooting


PITTSBURGH — A large amount of police are in and around the Walmart in the Waterworks Shopping Plaza in Pittsburgh after witnesses reported hearing gunshots.

One customer told Channel 11 they saw a crowd running from the store.

Witnesses said they thought it was a fire drill until they saw police entering the building.

The crime scene is large, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich, who added that some people involved in the shooting outside have left the area.

Hissrich said investigators believe the shooters were initially inside the store, but came outside before firing their weapons.

Four people were possibly involved, according to Hissrich, three of whom are believed to have left.

Hissrich also said he believes this incident stemmed from a domestic dispute.

The SWAT tactical team was there and did an extensive search of the store, including the roof, as they looked for the fourth person who may have been inside.

No one is in custody yet, but police are looking for four men.

The store was evacuated.

There is an electric blue Chrysler with bullet holes sitting in the parking lot.

Hissrich said the person in the vehicle had no connection to the situation inside. He believes they were waiting for someone to come out of the store, possibly a relative.

Traffic in the area was also significantly backed up because police are rerouting drivers away from the area.

Nobody was hurt, Hissrich told Channel 11′s Amy Hudak LIVE on Channel 11 News at 6 p.m.

Hissrich also said the scene is clearing and customers should be able to go back into Walmart soon. As of 7:20 p.m., the crime scene tape was taken down.

Police are looking at surveillance footage and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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