INDIANA BOROUGH (KDKA) — One person was killed and three others were shot in Indiana Borough early Saturday morning.
Indiana Police have charged Matthew McNevin, 20, of Indiana, in the shooting death of Carlos Eduardo Recalde and wounding of Samantha Riley.
The incident happened in front of a home on Oakland Avenue, about a block away from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus.
Police say McNevin found Recalde at the house, planning to retaliate from a previous incident.
“After the altercation ended, McNevin displayed a .40 caliber handgun and again confronted the male, shooting him in the torso region,” said Indiana Borough Police Chief William Sutton.
Police later learned that the gun McNevin used was stolen.
About a mile away two men were shot near 12th Street and Philadelphia Street. Police have accused 21-year-old Thomas Stanko of shooting two men during a confrontation. One man was shot in the forearm, the other suffered gunshot wounds in the leg and foot.
Neighbors heard the gunshots and found a trail of blood.
“We’ve been here for five years, it’s getting worse every single year, it’s just getting more and more dangerous,” Dave Caron said.
“I saw all the cops come outside, come down there, there was like ten cop cars here, I went outside to see what’s going on and saw the guy on a stretcher,” IUP student Krystal Harshman said.
None of the victims and none of the suspects are students.
The university is dealing with an unsanctioned Saint Patricks day celebration that brings thousands of people to the area.
Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Doughterty said the vast majority are celebrating appropriately.
“We don’t want to take that out of them, but when we start having these type of violent activities, whether it’s assualt or gun violence, there’s no place for that in the community,” he said.
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