BREAKING: A one-year old Marcus White Jr. was killed and two women injured at a picnic on East Hills Drive in Pittsburgh, Penn., just after 7:30 p.m. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the women was shot in the chest and was reportedly found lying on top of the baby. A second woman sustained a gun shot wound to the buttocks. They were transported to an area hospital.
Via Post-Gazette: The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. off the 2300 block of East Hills Drive in the Second East Hills housing complex, where a group was picnicking in a cul-de-sac.
Possibly three gunmen got out of a vehicle and began firing at the crowd of people, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said. City homicide detectives do not believe that the victims were the intended targets, she said. No arrests had been made late Tuesday night.
Once again, we have thugs firing on crowds, as we saw in the New Orleans Mother’s Day second-line parade shooting. Akein Scott and his brother, who have ties to gangs, were arrested.