Police opening substation at Pa. mall after shooting, fights

Monroeville mall shooting

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Pittsburgh police department is opening a substation at a mall where three people were shot last month and hundreds of teens fought in December.

The Post-Gazette reports the Monroeville Police Department will open the Monroeville Mall substation at 3 p.m. Friday.

The department says the substation will be open Friday and Saturday nights. The department closed its previous mall substation two years ago.

After the fights in December, the mall said it would increase security patrols from one hour to four hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

In response to the shooting, the mall late last month started banning minors who were not accompanied by adults on weekend evenings.

Three people were shot at the mall’s Macy’s store Feb. 7. Two were critically wounded but expected to survive.

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