Seeking suspects in Pittsburgh-area ambush shooting

A prosecutor says it appears the gunmen targeted one or two victims.

Wilkinsburg, PA shooting. Mar. 9, 2016
FILE - Police investigate the scene after a deadly shooting Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. Police say five people were killed in the shooting and three were injured in the Pittsburgh suburb. (Michael Henninger/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police near Pittsburgh are seeking to identify suspects in a deadly ambush attack by two men who methodically shot and killed five people, including a pregnant woman, at a backyard cookout.

A prosecutor says the gunmen appeared to have targeted one or two of the victims. District Attorney Stephen Zappala says drugs haven’t been ruled out as a motive.

One man and four women were fatally shot. Officials ruled the death of the pregnant woman’s fetus a homicide on Thursday, raising the death toll to six.

A man opened fire on the partygoers Wednesday night in Wilkinsburg, driving them in the direction of an accomplice who gunned them down with a rifle.

Police have no suspects and a county executive is urging witnesses to come forward.

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