Three dead, one injured in Pittsburgh restaurant shooting; three masked men flee on foot

Saturday, January 26th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Three masked men entered a sandwich shop and opened fire, killing two men and a young girl, police said.

Witnesses to Friday's shooting said it appeared the gunmen were targeting a man in a wheelchair, who was one of the people killed. A woman also was injured.

Police did not release the names of the victims, but witnesses said the man in the wheelchair was paralyzed in another shooting in the mid-1990s.

Police said they were looking for three black males in their late teens or early 20s.

The young girl, who police said was 6 or 7, was brought to a hospital and died shortly afterward, hospital officials said. The third fatality also died at a hospital, police said.

The injured woman remained in serious condition early Saturday.

The shooting occurred shortly after 7 p.m. in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. Police said the three men fled the restaurant on foot.