Three people shot and another wounded in Beaver County this morning

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Three people were shot and another was hurt while fleeing what began as a bar fight in Ambridge.

Ambridge Police Chief James Mann said an altercation began at about 1:05 a.m. among some women inside the Colonial Grill at 522 Merchant Street. The argument spilled into the street where a man "pulled a gun and began shooting," Chief Mann said. The shooting began at about 1:12 a.m. Some 18 shell casings from a 40-caliber pistol were found in the street, he said.

Two men and one woman were shot. One of the men received a chest wound and was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in serious condition, the chief said. Another man was shot and remains hospitalized in stable condition at Allegheny General Hospital, North Side, he added. The woman who was shot was treated at UPMC Presbyterian then was released. Another woman injured her leg while fleeing and she was treated at Sewickley Valley Hospital then was released.

The shooter is being sought. Chief Mann asked that anyone with information call his department at 724-266-3270. Witnesses are being tracked down this morning, he said.

The chief described the Colonial Grill as a known trouble spot. In fact, it is operating under a "conditional license agreement" from the state liquor control board.

"This place is no stranger to incidents," the chief said.


Karen Kane: or at 724-772-9180.


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