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John James Hornezes, Jr. was one of three killed in a shooting on Pittsburgh’s North Side on Oct. 15. Now his funeral for a recent gunshot victim was interrupted by an unknown shooter or shooters in Brighton Heights, and at least six people were shot.
John James Hornezes was 20 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
At least six people were shot in Pittsburgh while attending a funeral for a 20-year-old man who had recently been shot and killed, Police Commander Richard Ford said Friday afternoon. All six victims are stable after the attack that Ford called a “targeted shooting.”
Just after midnight Friday, police received a ShotSpotter tip that five shots were fired in the area of the Destiny of Faith Church, Ford said. Another alert came in shortly after about an additional 15 shots were fired.
Police responded to the church, where a funeral was ongoing for John Hornezes, one of the three killed in a shooting in the city on Oct. 15, according to CBS Pittsburgh. The Friday shooting happened outside of the church, Ford said.
Four victims self-transported to the hospital, according to Ford. One person was transported from the scene in critical condition. A sixth victim left the scene and was transported to the hospital. Ford said one victim was taken to Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital while the others went to Allegheny General Hospital. Their ages were not released.
The victim, who was in critical condition, was upgraded to stable condition, police said later Friday afternoon.
Police do not yet have a motive for the shooting, but Ford said, “there’s reason to believe there were obviously specific people targeted.”
Ford added that there were “multiple” suspects and that police had “good video” of the incident.
“This is probably, in the pastoral ministry that I have been doing over 30 years, this has been one of the most devastating days of my life, I would say,” Rev. Brenda Gregg, the pastor at the Destiny of Faith Church, said during a Friday afternoon press conference.