Five people shot dead outside a self-serve car wash in Pennsylvania


Posted on: January 28th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

WPVI-TV(MELCROFT, Penn.) — Five people were killed early Sunday in a shooting outside a self-serve car wash in a rural western Pennsylvania town, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

The shooting in Melcroft in Fayette County, about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, occurred at about 2:40 a.m., state police said.

Four people were found dead at the scene and another died after being taken to a hospital, according to state police officials. One other person was being treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, a state police trooper told reporters at the scene.

“The victims have not been identified and we have no idea what’s really taken place here this morning,” the trooper said.

Three of the victims fatally shot were men while two others were women, ABC News affiliate station WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh reported.

Police officials would not confirm whether the shooter was among the people shot.

The shooting occurred at Ed’s Car Wash in the 1300 block of Indian Creek Valley Road.

The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation and authorities did not immediately release information on a suspect or a motive for the incident.

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