Skip to comments.Several Shot At Bridgeville Gym, Officials Say
Posted on 08/04/2009 6:31:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. -- Several people were reported shot at the LA Fitness gym in Bridgeville, emergency officials confirmed for WTAE Channel 4 Action News.
The reports came in shortly after 8:15 p.m. that authorities were called to the gym at the Great Southern Shopping Center at 1155 Washington Pike. Emergency officials said as many as 15 people may have been involved, but their conditions were not immediately known.
Witnesses told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that the victims shot in the gym were in a class in the aerobics center at the time of the shooting.
Former WTAE Channel 4 Action News photographer Gary O'Data said at 9:10 p.m. that the entire shopping center was shut down. He reported seeing as many as 15 ambulances and at least 20 police cars.
Clerks at neighboring stores told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that they locked their doors as a precaution.
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this is just the beginning. desperate people do desperate things... and obamanation has CREATED desperation....
When I was a kid I used to hear the old farts say “that never hapenned in my day.”
Well, I’ll tell you what...THAT NEVER HAPPENED IN MT DAY!
When I was a kid I used to hear the old farts say “that never hapenned in my day.”
Well, I’ll tell you what...THAT NEVER HAPPENED IN MY DAY!
Prayers for the innocent and the injured.
Several Shot At Bridgeville Gym, Officials Say
“Shooting Reported At Gym In Great Southern Shopping Center”
POSTED: 8:21 pm EDT August 4, 2009
UPDATED: 9:26 pm EDT August 4, 2009
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. —
SNIPPET: “Witnesses told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that a man unrecognized by the gym’s staff turned off lights and shot people in a class in the aerobics center at the time of the shooting.”
Woah. Any hint of perp or motive yet?
Can you impart a bit of background on Bridgeville for us flyover types?
I have relatives in Bridgeville. None of them would be hanging out in a gym though!
Prayers for all involved.
Who shoots up an aerobics class?
jealousy maybe? Love triangle maybe? Who knows these days. God rest the souls of those deceased and help everyone else get through it. HOpe they caught the perp and hope he gets his just desserts unless he already has.
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Either a total fruitloop, or his estranged wife was in the class ... or both.
“Who shoots up an aerobics class?”
Someone who doesn’t approve of gymns, someone with a personal grudge, someone going for one target but making it seem random by shooting up a room full of targets, a shooting spree psycho...etc.
well, doggone.. I hope there are no serious injuries..
We never had shootings when W was president. /s
My guess is a jealous ‘fill in the blanks’.
One station has 9 dead, one has 4.
I’ve been to that strip mall. Before LA Fitness got there though.
KDKA reporting four dead in the shooting at the gym.
Aerobics classes are really annoying, but I wouldn’t say they deserve capital punishment.
What psychotropic drugs, if any, was the shooter on?
Aug 4, 2009 9:49 pm US/Eastern
“Allegheny County Police: Four Dead After Shooting”
COLLIER TOWNSHIP (KDKA)
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SNIPPET: “The shooter is also reportedly dead, according to County Police.”
SNIPPET: “A witness at the center says the shooter reportedly entered the gym through a rear door.
He then reportedly entered the cardio room, turned out the lights and began to fire.”
All the victims are women:
At least two people were killed and several others wounded tonight when a gunman walked into a fitness center in the Great Southern Shopping Center in Collier and opened fire.
An Allegheny County policeman said he believes one of the dead was the gunman. Witnesses said they saw two to four wounded women lying outside the back door and two others lying in a parking lot at the side of the LA Fitness center along Washington Pike.
Witnesses said a gunman wearing a black hat walked into an aerobics room filled with women shortly after 8 p.m., turned out the lights and opened fire.
Witnesses reported hearing dozens of gunshots before the shooting stopped.
Police and paramedics from a number of South Hills communities rushed to the scene.
Stay with TRIBLive for updates to come.
Bridgeville is considered a fairly nice middle to upper middle class suburb of Pittsburgh. Not exactly the Beverly Hills equivalent to the Los Angeles area, but maybe like Arcadia or Pasadena.
KDKA reports that Allegheny County Police confirmed the four dead at an L.A. Fitness Center on Tuesday.
There’s way too much of this awful nonsense going on, and it needs to stop. Maybe we should spend more time and effort on mental health.
It’s far too early to read much into this, so I’ll offer my prayers.
WPXI is outside UPMC Mercy, a number of family members have gathered there. Four victims plus the perp confirmed dead; five total.
Five critical at UPMC Mercy Trauma; four others at Allegheny General Trauma and ‘several’ at St. Clair Hospital ER (one DOA).
Collier Twp. PD will have a news conference soon.
Horrible, horrible evening.
Sounds like a sicko from that description.
He turns out the light and starts shooting women.
This guy must have a pile of porn at his home.
Local News on scene. 4 Dead and 11 injured. Sixteen shots were fired. Unknown man came in screaming and turned out the lights to the aerobics room and began shooting. He reloaded and continued. Women were trapped and unable to escape. Local news claims gunmen turned weapon on self and was listed as one of the dead. Four were sent to local hospital (most like to stabilize them before transporting to primary trauma center) and two were sent to Allegheny Hospital level one trauma center. No reports on the others.
Witness on KDKA says one wounded woman said it was her ex-boyfriend.
Still watching WPXI, per Rennee Kominski, it was a ‘Latin Impact’ class. Usually about 30 attendees; Tamyka Artist just updated now 6 fatalities. No confirmation on whether or not there is a child care room at the LA Fitness location.
- sigh -
ten years difference...the sixties snapped us...we are not the same...
Damn! Why didn’t he just shoot himself, the miserable bastard.
Or leave the lights on because he apparently only shot her in the leg. She got out of the place and went to where there was a basketball game going on.
Dumb*ss didn’t even get his so-called revenge.
G-d help us. Channel 11 now saying 7 dead.
All eyewitness reports on the news:
1. Gunman went straight to Aerobics Room, looking for particular female person, came in screaming at 8:15pm.
2. Girlfriend at aerobics room had “dumped” gunman boyfriend earlier.
3. Fifteen (15) shot, minimum 5 dead including gunman.
4. Fitness club just down the hill from “The Club at Nevillewood”, a luxury home development of multi-million dollar homes and golf course.
5. Five women, all in Aerobics Room in critical condition.
6. I-Pod wearing people working out could not hear/did not realize what was happening.
7. One woman was carried out, bleeding from the thigh, passed out/bled out after 50 yards being carried out by two other male patrons, saying “he’s going to kill me. I’m going to die.”
8. One of the women shot included the Aerobics Instructor.
9. Gym included Aerobics, Basketball Courts, Pool, Weights.
10. 30 people in aerobics class at the time of the shooting.
LA Fitness club at The Great Southern Shopping Center, Route 50, Collier Township, near Bridgeville.
Those poor women....probably some children have been made motherless by a selfish ragefilled reject.
And a report that the instructor who was shot was pregnant.
When the man walked in with a black duffle bag; people thought he was a raquetball player. He then turned the lights off and started shooting; the instructor ‘Mary’ was shot...this per a very shaken young woman on wpxi right now. This young woman needs to get some help tonite; she looks/sounds like she is in shock.
I agree. Those poor women. I normally believe that the only way to stop a spree killer is with conceal carry. In this case there is no way to do anything. I wonder what the history was of this monster. I cannot believe this was an isolated violent act on the part of him.
Count on it.
1. Gunman was silent while firing. Reloaded, began shooting again.
2. Girls were trapped.
3. Class started at 8:00pm; “Latin Impact Class”.
4. Class was packed, as it was “Mary’s” (Aerobic Instructor) last class.
This girl on right now is in shock; she apparently saw Mary, the instructor shot; and another girl shot as well.
I hope this young girl gets some help. Five girls down in the Latin dance class.