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Shell casings found near deadly shooting in suburban Pittsburgh

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 10, 2016 10:09 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 say two piles of shell casings found outside the suburban Pittsburgh yard where an ambush-style shooting at a cookout left five people dead give a sense of where the gunmen were positioned. 

The yard is about 30 feet wide by 50 feet deep.

Police say they found one pile of shell casings just outside the yard in an alley.

They found more shells along a fence that separates the house from a neighbor's yard, meaning a second gunman was less than 10 feet away from the  porch where the victims ran for cover.  

Four women and a man were killed late Wednesday during the cookout in Wilkinsburg.

Two others are in critical condition.  

Police are searching for at least two suspects.  

The motive is not known. 

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says if violence is to be stopped, witnesses need to come forward.  

Fitzgerald says, "we must say enough is enough.''  
 

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