Teen Charged After Going On Shooting Spree In Pennsylvania Mall
A Pittsburgh-area teenager who injured three people after opening fire in a local Pittsburgh mall over the weekend has been charged with aggravated assault and attempted homicide.
via Fox News
Three people were hospitalized Sunday with gunshot wounds after a 17-year-old male opened fire on a man at a Pittsburgh-area mall, police said, striking his intended target as well as two bystanders.
The Monroeville Mall went on lockdown Saturday evening after the shooting. The gunman managed to escape but police say they were able to identify him by matching surveillance video with images on social media.
The suspect, Tarod Thornhill, was arrested at a home in Brackenridge about 3:15 a.m. Sunday.
Thornhill is charged as an adult with aggravated assault, attempted homicide, and recklessly endangering other people, the Allegheny County Police Department said in a press release Sunday morning. Thornhill will be held at Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment.
Police were able to positively identify Thornhill using images from social media and store video surveillance, the release said.
Gunfire erupted inside the Macy’s department store at about 7:30 p.m., sending panicked shoppers running. Police went store to store to evacuate the mall, which closed for the night.
Police Chief Douglas Cole said two men and a woman were shot, including the man who was targeted. He said the two men were in critical condition, while the woman was in stable condition.
Let’s hope more of these don’t soon follow in 2015. Good to know the gunman is off of the streets and facing consequences for his reckless actions.