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Two People Arrested, Police Looking For A Third After Shots Fired At Ross Park Mall

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) - A large police presence has gathered outside of Ross Park Mall.

According to Allegheny County 911, they were called to the mall just after 4:30 p.m. and have since taken two people into custody.

The FBI, Ross Township Police, McCandless Police, Pittsburgh Police, and Allegheny County Police Department all are assisting.

Police are currently looking for a third person.

They are actively searching the neighborhood behind Ross Park Mall.

KDKA has been told that they were called to the mall for reports of shots fired.

Ross Township Police Detective Sergeant Brian Kohlhepp tells KDKA that one shot was fired and no one was hit.

Two people were transported from the scene, but the injuries were not serious.

A store manager tells KDKA an altercation occurred outside of their store.

They said it began as an altercation between two groups of teenagers and a gun had been pulled, causing the mall to implement its lockdown procedure.

Following the arrest of two suspects, police could be seen running across the mall parking lot, along with SWAT vehicles speeding to the rear of the mall behind the JCPenney.

People are being moved to a staging area as police rope off the mall parking lots. They have said that it is not safe to be near the parking lots, according to KDKA's Meghan Schiller.

Police sources have told KDKA's Andy Sheehan that they believe today's incident could be a gang-related incident between three people.

He has also learned that police have also retrieved three firearms, handguns, that were reportedly involved in the incident.

The public is being told to avoid the area.

We have the latest updates at CBSN Pittsburgh and you can tune in live here.

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