Police respond to ‘active shooter’ in Pittsburgh as ‘hundreds of rounds’ fired in Garfield neighbourhood


An active shooter fired “hundreds of rounds” in the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, as police tell locals to steer clear of the area.

“Avoid the 4800 block of Broad Street and N. Mathilda Street in the Garfield neighborhood due to an active shooting situation,” police warned on Wednesday at 11am.

Twenty minutes later, police urged again: “This is an extremely active situation with shots continuing to be fired. Please avoid the area at this time.”

“Hundreds of rounds still going off,” a reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Megan Guza, tweeted. She added, “A neighbor said he heard hundreds of rounds when the shooting started and there have been hundreds of rounds since. Said he immediately hit the ground in his living room.”

Guza also noted that officers were serving an eviction notice at a home and “the suspect turned violent and started shooting.”

It’s unclear if anyone has been injured at this time.