Rowdy Light Up Night Could Prompt Changes

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s supposed to be a celebration of the holiday season and a showcase for downtown, but Light Up Night lost its luster in a string of violent incidents.

Many of the problems happened near the Wood Street T station after a shooting a block or two away.

People rushed to the T station to get out of the city. Unfortunately, according to investigators, there were not enough buses to take everyone at once and more fights broke out.

Sources indicate the plan may be to try to move the bus stop or spread the stops out across the outskirts of the city to break up the possible crowds.

Sources indicate there were roughly 100 Pittsburgh police officers downtown when the first shooting call went out. There will be a discussion about using more police for the First Night celebration coming up in a month or so.

KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin spoke with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. He said he was downtown all night Friday, was aware of the incident and was involved in discussions regarding the response.

The mayor said he was pleased with how Saturday night turned out and is hopeful future events will be trouble-free and promises to make whatever changes may be necessary to ensure a safe downtown.

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  1. dan says:

    MORE EMPTY PROMISES FROM LUKE! he is such a liar, he won’t make the changes that need made! He needs voted out like his buddy DAN the DEMOCRAT!

  2. 2059 says:

    Police should have brought 100 dogs to the area and let them have dinner.

  3. Cam says:

    How about waiting until after Thanksgiving and quit rushing the holiday. Then people would be in a better mood.

  4. Eric aka Bill Cowher says:

    Marty Griffin thinks he is so great! If he was great, he would work for a national news company! He works for a local newstation!

    Mayor Luke is a great mayor!

    Ask the PIrates why they save all their money, rather then spend it on good players.

    Read my post about Marty in the Richard Seymour article.

    He is always out to get someone!

    Just stupidy, I am glad I live in VA now!

    Help the poor or something rather than bash local leaders!

  5. One small voice says:

    No matter where the brothers and Sisters gather a fight, shooting, away occurres. Stop the Bus service from these areas and you don’t have to worry about incidences like this occurring. Its a shame how uneducated, non-parenting parents created this mess, limit entitlement programs.

  6. One small voice says:

    No matter where the brothers and Sisters gather a fight, shooting, always occurres. Stop the Bus service from these areas and you don’t have to worry about incidences like this occurring. Its a shame how uneducated, non-parenting parents created this mess, limit entitlement programs.

  7. Mr. Potter says:

    People have to police each other kids so they don’t go out of control, I saw so many poeple just looking on as the fight want on in the streets, this is Pittsburgh. When was a kid, this would have never happen, some body that was older than me would have stop it.

  8. dennis says:

    please tell Jeff V. (weatherman) how to pronounce tomorrow (to mar oh) NOT ta mar. God!!!!!!!

  9. THE FUTURE COMMANDER IN CHIEF says:

    ITS VERY NOCIECPETIVE TO SEE THAT YOU ARE VERY IGNORANT. MY LITTLE SISTER DID NOT START THE FIGHT. SECOND MY MOTHER IS A PROPITIOUS MOTHER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY SUPERCILIOUSNESS LOL. I AM A 4.0 COLLEGE STUDENT WHO IS STUDYING AT VARIOUS UNIVERSITIES SUCH AS HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND WILL BECOME THIS NATIONS PRESIDENT IN THE NEXT DECADES. WHAT KIND OF INFERIOR EDUCATION DO YOU HAVE???LOL I AM A PART OF THE MOST POWERFUL GROUP IN THE WORLD SO WATCH WHAT YOU SAY BECAUSE WE CONTROL EVERYTHING

  10. Your Future Commander in Chief says:

    REPTILIANS LIKE ME IS GONNA MAKE YOU BEG LMFAO, PLEASE KEEP THE INEXPEDIENT COMMENTS TO YOURSELF- “I AM NOT A MORTAL HUMAN BEING”-HARVARD MAN SIGNING OUT IN 3,2,1,YEA

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