MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — Neighbors alongside a usually quiet highway in Mt. Lebanon try to grasp how and why a lethal taking pictures happened of their neighborhood.
Moreover some loud visitors that strikes by means of, neighbors say their neighborhood is normally quiet and peaceable. However that wasn’t the case in a single day when police say an argument between a person and his mother and father led to gunfire.
“It takes your breath away once you don’t assume it’s going to occur right here,” mentioned Mel Bickel, a neighbor.
Bickel says he has lived in his home for the final 60 years.
Shootings will not be widespread in his neighborhood, so when he received a name late Wednesday night time from a buddy, it was a shock.
“It’s slightly scary. I suppose I had an emergency name in the midst of the night time and didn’t reply it. I believe they have been telling us there was an incident occurring,” he mentioned.
That incident was a 25-year-old man who police say shot and killed his mother and father of their dwelling on Gilkeson Highway. They are saying he known as 911 to show himself in, however by the point officers arrived, he modified his thoughts and a gunfight happened. Two officers have been injured.
Bickel struggles to grasp why one thing so violent occurred.
“I do know lots of people. And I do not know that one thing like this might occur, and I don’t keep in mind something like this taking place earlier than,” mentioned Bickel.
Allegheny County Police have since taken over the investigation.