LA Fitness shooting in Pittsburgh
August 4, 2009 Leave a comment
A man carrying a gun and a gym bag walked into a busy fitness center just outside Pittsburgh Tuesday evening and opened fire, killing at least four people and wounding nearly a dozen others, the police and witnesses said.
The shooting took place about 8:15 p.m. at an LA Fitness center in a shopping center in Collier Township, about 12 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. An Allegheny County police officer said in a telephone interview that at least 11 people were injured and four or five people were believed to have been killed, and that it was unclear whether the toll of casualties would rise.
The gunman apparently walked into the gym, turned off the lights and entered a packed aerobics studio, where he set down his bag and began firing, according to WTAE Channel 4 News in Pennsylvania.
*Update* The Gunman was apparently a man named George Sodini. Picture posted below.