PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. announced Friday that he would be seeking the death penalty in the Wilkinsburg mass shooting case.
Killed in the shooting were 25-year-old Chanetta Powell, who was eight months pregnant, 35-year-old Jerry Shelton, 37-year-old Tina Shelton, 29-year-old Brittany Powell and 26-year-old Shada Mahone.
Lamont Powell was the intended target in the Wilkinsburg mass shooting case, but he survived.
“Lamont Powell was somebody they had been looking for – these two particular persons had been looking for – more Shelton than Thomas, but they’d been looking for him since 2013. Nobody else was involved in this, these two guys planned this, they carried it out, they had a reason to do it,” District Attorney Stephen Zappala said. “We put the weapon…in Shelton’s hands.”