2 people are dead, 8 others shot and injured at a house party in Pittsburgh

Gene J. Puskar / AP – What appears to be blood and broken glass on the sidewalk outside the AirBnB rental property a shooting took place at a house party in Pittsburgh early Sunday morning.

A shooting at a Pittsburgh house party attended by as many as 200 people — many of them underage — left two minors dead and eight others shot and injured early Sunday.

At least one of the gunshot victims was as young as 14 years old, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott E. Schubert said during a press conference Sunday afternoon.

Schubert didn’t disclose the identities of the two deceased juveniles.

Authorities said the shooting occurred around midnight at an Airbnb rental property on Suismon Street at Madison Avenue in the city’s East Allegheny neighborhood. Because of the number of people there, the scene was chaotic, Schubert repeatedly emphasized.

“The vast majority [at that party] were juveniles” he said. There were also multiple weapons recovered and different shell casings from multiple guns, he said. Police believe there were several shooters involved.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey said in a statement that the city is using “all available resources” to find the people responsible for Sunday’s shooting.

So far, no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, but police are calling on attendees of the party to provide photos and videos to help in the investigation.

“It is our top priority to find out who did this and get them off the street,” Schubert said.

Investigators were still processing the scene as of Sunday afternoon. The crime scene is “very complex and very chaotic,” Schubert said.

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