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4 injured in Ambridge bar shooting overnight

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Published: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, 1:45 p.m.

A shooting in an Ambridge bar injured four people early Sunday.

Ambridge Police Chief James Mann said some women were arguing in Colonial Grill on Merchant Street about 1 a.m. when their boyfriends got involved.

“There was some pushing and shoving, and it spilled out into the sidewalks,” said Mann, who estimated about 200 people were in the bar.

He said at least one person fired 18 rounds from a .44-caliber pistol. One of the male victims, whom he would not identify, is in serious condition in UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland with a gunshot wound to the chest. Another man is in serious but stable condition there with a wound in the left thigh.

A woman who might have been grazed in the leg was taken to Sewickley Hospital and later to Allegheny General Hospital. She was treated and released.

A woman who rushed from the scene injured her knee and was treated in Sewickley Hospital and then released.

Mann said video from the bar showed the shooting and customers taking pictures with their cellphones. Police are trying to identify eight men and women believed to be from the Pittsburgh area who participated in the incident, some of whom might have fled in a white Acura.

“They need to find us before we find them,” Mann said.

He recommended those with information or pictures contact the police at 724-624-4263.

Bill Zlatos is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7828 or



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