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6 injured in ‘targeted shooting’ outside Pittsburgh church during funeral

Several people shot in Brighton Heights

Several people shot in Brighton Heights


At least six people were shot in Pittsburgh while attending a funeral for a 20-year-old man who had recently been shot and killed, Police Commander Richard Ford said Friday afternoon. All six victims are in stable condition after the attack, which Ford described as a “targeted shooting.”

Shortly after 12 p.m. Friday, police received a ShotSpotter alert that five shots were fired in the area of ​​Destiny of Faith Church, Ford said. Another alert occurred shortly after about 15 additional shots.

Police responded to the church, where a funeral was being held for John Hornezes, who was one of three killed in a shooting in the city on October 15, according to CBS Pittsburgh. Friday’s shooting happened outside the church, Ford said.

The latest on the Brighton Road shooting of Pittsburgh Police Bureau acting Chief Thomas Stangrecki and Major Crimes Commander Richard Ford:

Posted by Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety on Friday, October 28, 2022

Four victims were self-transported to the hospital, according to Ford. One person was taken from the scene in critical condition. A sixth victim had left the scene and was later taken to hospital. One victim was taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh while the others went to Allegheny General Hospital, Ford said. Their ages were not released.

The victim, who was in critical condition, was upgraded to stable condition, police said Friday afternoon.

Police do not yet have a motive for the shooting, but Ford said “there is reason to believe that there were obviously specific people targeted.”

Ford added that there were “multiple” suspects and that police had “good video” of the incident.

“Probably in my pastoral ministry that I’ve been doing for over 30 years, this has been one of the most devastating days of my life, I would say,” the Rev. Brenda Gregg, pastor of Destiny of Faith Church, said during a press conference Friday afternoon.

An investigation is ongoing.


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