North Braddock man wanted in Edgewood Towne Centre shooting
Allegheny County police on Monday identified one of two men they say engaged in a gun battle that wounded three bystanders at Edgewood Towne Centre over the weekend.
Lt. Andrew Schurman said police have obtained an arrest warrant for Tyron Manns, 23, of North Braddock. The second shooter has not been identified.
The shooting outside the Villa footwear and urban apparel store about 4:30 p.m. Saturday sent panicked shoppers running for their lives.
Calm still hasn't returned, one merchant said.
“Everybody that was outside was running any and everywhere,” said Markisha Jones, 19, who was visiting her sister who was working at Villa at the time of the shootout.
“I thought somebody did fireworks that day,” said Richard Nguyen, 38, co-owner of Super Nails, across the parking lot from the store.
Surveillance footage showed a man shopping inside Villa and another man walking past the store. The men locked eyes, drew weapons and began to fire at each other through the front door, shattering it and the door of the adjacent Foot Locker, police said. Police did not say whether they believe Manns was inside or outside the store.
A woman, 51, and a man, 29, were treated for superficial gunshot wounds. A third person, a 20-year-old man shot in the stomach, underwent surgery and is expected to recover, according to Edgewood Mayor J. Edward Cook. Authorities did not identify the victims.
“It is quite clear that crime knows no boundaries and no borders,” Cook said, but noted that the shooting won't keep him from taking his grandchildren shopping at the center.
“This is a random incident that happened to take place in our community, and it is not a reflection of our community and not a true reflection of our neighboring communities,” he said.
Business has yet to return to normal levels at Super Nails, Nguyen said.
“That day, nobody wanted to come in. Even today, everybody is scared,” he said.
Lynette Robertson, 29, of Swissvale said she frequents the nail salon and other stores in the center and was surprised by the shooting. “I'm very shocked because it's a family store. A lot of people go there,” she said. “It's just sad. It breaks my heart.”
Police said Manns has ties to the Swissvale and Rankin areas and should be considered armed and dangerous. Court records show Manns pleaded guilty in June 2009 to carrying a firearm without a license and possession of marijuana. A judge sentenced him to 23 months of house arrest, followed by two years of probation.
Police are asking that anyone who sees Manns call 911. To report information about his whereabouts, call county homicide detectives at 412-473-1300.
Villa will reopen on Wednesday, according to a sign on the store's door.
Adam Brandolph and Tory Parrish are staff writers for Trib Total Media. Brandolph can be reached at 412-391-0927 or email@example.com. Parrish can be reached at 412-380-5662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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