PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. announced Friday that he would be seeking the death penalty in the Wilkinsburg mass shooting case.Seneca Valley School District Students Say It Is Time To Change Mascot
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.READ MORE: Body Of 25-Year-Old Thomas Hughes Found In Ohio River
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.”MORE NEWS: 25-Year-Old Man In Critical Condition After Shooting In Wilkinsburg