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Witnesses asked to come forward in Wilkinsburg shooting

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 11, 2016 6:14 AM
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Allegheny County detectives look over the scene of a shooting on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Wilkinsburg, Pa. Police say multiple people were killed in the shooting late Wednesday and several were injured in suburban Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Wilkinsburg) -- Police in Allegheny County are seeking to identify suspects in a deadly ambush attack by two men who methodically shot and killed five people, including a pregnant woman, at a backyard cookout.

A prosecutor says the gunmen appeared to have targeted one or two of the victims in Wilkinsburg.

District Attorney Stephen Zappala says drugs haven't been ruled out as a motive.

One man and four women were fatally shot.

Officials ruled the death of the pregnant woman's fetus a homicide on Thursday, raising the death toll to six.

A man opened fire on the partygoers Wednesday night, driving them in the direction of an accomplice who gunned them down with a rifle.

Police have no suspects and a county executive is urging witnesses to come forward.

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