Two male juveniles died and nine other people were injured during a shooting at a party early Sunday in Pittsburgh, while ten people were shot at a shopping mall in the US state of South Carolina, police said Saturday.
In Pittsburgh at around 12:30 a.m., police received notification from ShotSpotter at a three-story building, the city’s public safety department said in a news release.
Upon arrival, police heard more gunshots and saw people running from the scene.
In all, 50 rounds were fired at an AirBnb rental property with about 200 people, many underage, police spokeswoman Cara Cruz said. At least eight scenes were processsed.
She said some suffered broken bones and other injuries when they jumped from windows to escape the situation.
The two dead victims have not been identified.
People were transported to various hospitals in ambulances and private vehicles, police said.
Cmdr. John Fisher described the fatal mixtuee of guns and underage drinking.
“That’s a deadly combination in any type of event, and the result is it’s a tragedy,” Fisher said during a new conference. “There was unnecessary death there and gunshot victims that could have all been prevented.”
In South Carolina, ten people were shot while two others were injured in the stampede at the Columbiana Centre mall in Columbia.
Three suspects have been detained, according to Columbia Police Chief William Holbrook.
“What we know is at least three people were seen with firearms inside the mall,” he said at a news conference.
An investigation is underway.