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Man Charged In Shots Fired Outside Waterworks Walmart

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A man is facing charges after police said an argument inside the Waterworks Walmart led to shots fired in the parking lot last month.

Multiple charges were filed against John Hayden from Knoxville including aggravated assault and child endangerment.

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(Photo: Allegheny County Jail)

He was holding a child when he got into an argument with a group of people at Walmart on Dec. 14, police said. The argument spilled outside, and police said Hayden admitted to firing his gun multiple times while two children were in the backseat of his car.

The gunfire led to a SWAT callout right at the height of the holiday shopping season.

SWAT Walmart Waterworks
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No one was hurt, but a vehicle was hit. A man sitting inside the car told police he had to dive into the passenger seat.

Authorities confirmed the man's car was shot four times and say it was "a miracle" no one was hurt.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman who police said was inside the car with Hayden had her concealed carry permit revoked.


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