5 arrests made in connection with Pennsylvania mall shooting

May 16, 2019 GMT

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say five people have been arrested and a sixth is wanted in connection with a shooting outside a Pennsylvania mall last month that prompted an evacuation.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. and Monroeville police announced the arrests on Thursday.

Zappala says two groups of males began fighting at the Monroeville Mall on April 12, and the brawl spilled outside, where 21-year-old Brandon Noel pulled a gun. About 14 shots were fired, but no injuries were reported.

Zappala says they arrived at the mall in two separate groups in two vehicles, then saw each other inside and started to fight.


Noel faces charges including attempted homicide and aggravated assault. No attorney information is available.

The mall, about 17 miles (27.36 kilometers) east of Pittsburgh was placed on lockdown and later evacuated. Bullet holes were found in a Macy’s department store entrance door and shell casings were outside.