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DA: Wilkinsburg Mass Shooting Was An 'Ambush'

WILKINSBURG (KDKA) – Police are searching for answers in the wake of a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg that left five people dead and three injured.

According to police, the shooting happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 1300 block of Franklin Avenue.

Neighbors said they heard 30 to 40 shots be fired and police believe there were two gunmen.

"It was an ambush, they pushed them," District Attorney Stephen Zappala said.

Zappala was at the scene this morning and said they believe one or two people were possibly targeted.

"The rest of the people would be fairly characterized as innocent," Zappala said. "We've taken several different scenarios off the table already and the detectives are working backwards."

He went on to say that this is the worst crime to occur during his 18 years as district attorney.

"The murders were planned, they were calculated, brutal. We haven't seen something like this for quite some time, if we've ever seen this type of planning in terms of taking life," Zappala said.

No arrests have been made, but Zappala hinted that they may have an idea about one of the possible suspects.

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