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Police, Fire and EMS Respond after Shots Fired at Waterworks Shopping Plaza

Date: December 14, 2021
Incident Type: Shots fired
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5, Fire, and EMS responded to reports of shots fired outside the Walmart in the Waterworks Shopping Plaza just before 5:30 p.m.

Responding units located a vehicle outside the store that had sustained bullet holes after a dispute that possibly started inside Walmart, moved outside.

A man sitting inside the parked car was not injured and no gunshot victims were located. Police created a perimeter and evacuated shoppers from inside the store.

Officers received information that as many as three suspects fled in a vehicle and that another may have reentered the store. As police searched through adjacent businesses, SWAT operators conducted an extensive search of Walmart. No suspects were located inside. A ladder truck from Pittsburgh Fire was used to help police search the roof.

One female was treated by medics for a back injury sustained while evacuating the store.

The Crime Scene Unit processed evidence at the scene and the vehicle was returned to its owner.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz