Three people were hurt and a man was arrested after shots rang out around 6 p.m. Saturday inside the Kinloch Fire Hall during an event there.
Lower Burrell Police responded to an emergency call for an active shooter and when officers got there, police said the shooter was leaving the building and was arrested.
He was identified as Isiah Hampton, 25, of Arnold, who is the father-to-be of the child for which the baby shower was being thrown.
Two of the people shot were taken to Allegheny County General Hospital and one was taken to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.
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The shooting victims were identified as a 23-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy. None of their injuries are life-threatening.
One was shot unintentionally as others tried to take the gun from Hampton’s hand, police said.
The shooting happened after a family squabble got out of hand, according to police, who said the suspect pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot the three people in front of a crowd of 30 people at the baby shower for his unborn baby.
According to the criminal complaint, the argument was over transporting gifts.
Hampton was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment — and is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison, unable to post bond of $250,000.
Police are calling this an isolated family incident.
Hampton is scheduled to be in court for his preliminary hearing on Sept. 28.
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