The two teens are still being detained.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Two 17-year-olds are facing gun charges in connection with a fight at the Ross Park Mall over the holiday weekend.

Ross Township Police say the two were charged with various gun-related crimes and they both remain detained.

Two teens were taken into custody and three guns were recovered following the incident on Saturday.

KDKA’s news crew captured officers escorting the teens away from the Ross Township Police Department. Due to their age, their faces were blurred.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Ian Smith)

Ross Township Police believe a total of six people were involved in a fight inside the mall near Guest Services.

With a lack of security cameras, police have been relying on cell phone video showing what happened. Ross Township Police are now pleading with Simon Properties to install security cameras. Police say they are at a tactical and investigative disadvantage because Simon won’t install cameras.


In a statement, the Allegheny County District Attorney said Simon Properties has denied requests to install cameras: “The best deterrent to criminal activity is knowing that you’ll be seen and subsequently knowing that you’ll be caught. I have asked Simon Properties to do what I believe is the right thing by installing cameras and they have told me no.”

Despite the chaos, no one wound up injured in the fight or while racing out of the mall to safety.