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Dozens of officers are on leave after an hourslong shootout where thousands of shots were fired in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood. KDKA-TV’s Erica Mokay has the latest from city leaders.
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The tactical team exhausted every resource available from communication to playing family messages.The gunfire, the exchange of gunfire was it there was thousands of gunfire,
thousands of rounds of gunfire, a city neighborhood riddled with bullets tonight. A lot of questions remain. One day after that shootout in Garfield, we can tell you that dozens of officers who were involved are now off the street. They include 47 city of Pittsburgh officers, 12 Allegheny County police officers and 16 Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies say those officers will be evaluated after their involvement in that highly charged situation yesterday. They’ll likely be off the streets for several days. Thanks for joining us at five.
I’m Ken Rice and I’m
Christine Sorenson. The gunfire on Broad street has long since ended, but the disbelief coming from neighbors is loud and clear. Erica Moke spoke to those neighbors and got an up close look at that damage. Erica
Christine and Kenya yesterday, we were telling you just the amount of gunfire that was exchanged yesterday and you were able to see in that video, the damage left behind at that row house showing you just how intense this standoff was. You can see behind me that home has since been boarded up. But right now on the street, you can see neighbors are out and about. They are alongside city leaders assessing the damage from those bullets. Like what you can see right here on this house, evidence of bullets whizzing by neighbors told me yesterday they felt like they were in the middle of a war zone brought on by a man that they barely knew.
Good morning, sir. How was your day? And then he was telling me that they’re going to pay for this. I’m like I said, be on the street. It’s cool. He said, you’ll see and he walked
away. That man who lives just a few doors down says he had no idea that just days after that conversation with William Hardison, he’d turned what’s been described as a normal quiet neighborhood into a nightmare.
I couldn’t even count. It had to be over 2000 rounds coming in and going please him please him, they were so loud. You would have thought it was a bomb.
City officials and police giving an update today on the response saying their attempts to make contact with Hardison and bring the situation to a peaceful end were met either by silence or that barrage of bullets.
The gunfire, the exchange of gunfire, there was thousands of gunfire. I just couldn’t tell you the number,
the exact amount of shots, ammunition, even weapons used by the suspect is still under investigation by state police. And although neighbors say they had no idea what kind of stockpile, Hardison may have been sitting on. One says she did see him with a gun case which she says contained more than one rifle because
it was heavy. He was struggling from across the street to his house to get it into his house,
his house, the one he refused to leave now left battered from a gun battle as are the homes nearby, including the one that shares a wall with the now crime scene. Our camera was invited inside capturing several bullet holes in that shared wall. One big enough to see right
through. It was a dramatic scene. I didn’t never think it would have gotten to this point.
Yeah. Now it is still not known where the shot that killed the suspect came from again, that’s still under investigation. The neighbor who lives immediately next door didn’t want to go on camera. She said that there are at least four bullet holes in her wall and any of them could have killed her. Thankfully though she evacuated and she and her pets are ok. We’re live tonight in Garfield, Erica, Mok TV News, Erica.
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