PITTSBURGH (AP) — After six people were injured, one critically, outside a Pittsburgh church, authorities say a gun they believe was thrown from a bridge by a suspect has been recovered.
Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said Sunday morning a river rescue team working on McKee’s Rocks Bridge was able to find a gun matching the description of the gun used in Friday’s shooting outside Destiny of Faith Church.
Officials said the weapon found had a round in the chamber and was reported stolen out of Shaler Township.
Nineteen-year-old Shawn Davis of McKees Rocks and a 16-year-old Pittsburgh man have been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons counts after a funeral was held Friday afternoon for a man who was shot and killed outside a church. A shooting earlier this month.
The service was broadcast live, and video showed several people screaming and ducking for cover. It is not clear if shots were fired inside the church. One person was taken to the hospital in critical condition while the other four who were shot have been stabilized. The sixth person who was injured while trying to escape is also undergoing treatment.
Prosecutors said surveillance footage showed two masked men walking into the church with guns and one shooting at someone on the sidewalk. The suspects were later apprehended after the car that was fleeing the scene was stopped at McKees Rocks Bridge.
Court documents do not allege a motive for the shooting, and it was not immediately clear if it was related to the funeral, authorities said. The accused have been charged with injuring a horse pulling a box and causing cruelty to the animal and hitting it with a piece of bullet.
Court records do not list attorneys for the defendants. Their listed numbers could not be found on Saturday.