George Sodini Kills 5 at LA Fitness Shooting in Pittsburgh
Up to 15 people have been shot at the LA Fitness Gym in Bridgeville Pensylvania, and at least five people have been reported dead, including the shooter, George Sodini.
Witness said that a man, not known to the staff at the gym, entered the gym, turned off the lights in the aerobics room, and just began shooting.
Shortly after 8:15pm local time, authorities received a call that a number of people were involved in a shooting at the gym, located at the Great Southern Shopping Center at 1155 Washington Pike.
Witnesses told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that the victims were taking an latin dance class at the time of the shooting.
It is thought at this time that the shooter committed suicide:
"There were shots fired at the LA Fitness, multiple people were shot and injured," Collier Township Police Chief Tom Devin told the TV station.
"At this time, we don't know who they are," he said. "We believe the shooter committed suicide at the scene but we're not positive."
Medical officers treated about five women who were all shot multiple times and are all were in critical condition. They were taken to hospital, where three were downgraded to serious condition and two are still critical.
A woman in the class at the time of the shooting, identified as Nicole, told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that the class had started about 10 minutes before the gunfire.
She said about 30 people -- all women -- were in the class when "a middle-aged white male walked into the class. He had a big gym bag.""He looked out of place in a class full of women," according to the witness, who said the man put his bag down, turned the lights off and opened fire.
Clerks at neighboring stores told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that they locked their doors as a precaution.
Anyone concerned about their friends or family should call county police by dialing 412-473-3000.