WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — Police continue to search Saturday for the gunmen who opened fire on a backyard barbecue in Wilkinsburg on Wednesday night, killing five people and one victim’s unborn child.
Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., Allegheny County Police said they were not releasing any new developments in the case, and the conditions of the surviving victims remained unchanged.READ MORE: 2 Charged In Gunfire During Racial Justice March
KDKA’s Bob Allen reported live from Allegheny County Police headquarters Saturday morning.
Allegheny County Police are not saying much about their investigation so far. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the two suspected gunmen, who are wanted for the murders of six people. Three others were wounded in the shooting.
Detectives believe Lamont Powell, one of the the three surviving victims, may have been the target, but officials declined to confirm or deny that information earlier this week.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 2,610 New Coronavirus Cases, 44.1% Of Adult Pennsylvanians Fully Vaccinated
Wilkinsburg residents will have a chance Saturday to speak out about public safety as a result of this shooting. A public town hall meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the South Avenue United Methodist Church.
“I think it’s time to come together. We’re going to have some public safety people to speak about public safety, gun safety,” Borough Councilwoman Vanessa McCarthy-Johnson said. “And then we’re going to start focusing on, what are the next steps?”MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Safely Locate Previously Missing Teen Siobhan Barnett
Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF Hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or email ATFTips@atf.gov.