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Juvenile suspect arrested in connection to shooting at mall near Pittsburgh

By Andrew V. Pestano

MONROEVILLE, Pa., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting on Saturday at the Monroeville Mall outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., that injured three people.

Tarod Thornhill was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering other people. Police posted mall surveillance video and pictures on social media to identify the suspect.

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"I watched this kid pull his gun out and when he pulled the gun out, he just started firing," one witness told ABC News. "He shot like six, seven times and then it just turned into pandemonium after that."

The shooting was apparently targeted at one of the three victims.

"We believe that one of those three people that were shot was a targeted individual, so this was not a random," police said. "The two innocent victims, we don't believe were the intended targets."

The apparent target suffered the most serious injuries. The victims, two men and one woman, were taken to a nearby hospital. The men were listed as in critical condition and the woman as suffering non-life threatening injuries.

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