Shot Dead at Pennsylvania Car Wash, Shooter on Life-Support

Five people were killed this morning in a shooting at a car wash in Fayette County

Five people were killed this morning in a shooting at a car wash in Fayette County

State police say 28-year-old Timothy Smith fatally shot four people at Ed's Car Wash around 3 a.m.in Saltlick Township, a rural town about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh. However, one family says the shooter used to date one of the victims.

The victims of the shooting were identified as William Porterfield, 27, Chelsie Cline, 25, Courtney Snyder, 23, and Seth Cline, 21, by the police.

Porterfield's pregnant wife, Jenna Porterfield, 24, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that a state police investigator told her that Smith was a jealous former boyfriend of Cline.

People comfort each other at the scene where a shooter killed four people Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, outside Ed's Carwash in Saltlick Township, Fayette County, Pa. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) An officer stands guard as people comfort each other near the scene of a fatal shooting at a auto wash in Melcroft, Pa., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.

Citing the ongoing investigation, officials said at a press conference that they couldn't comment on the relationship between Smith and the four victims and haven't released a potential motive.

A neighbor called them in the middle of the night to inform them of the shooting, Bukovac said, adding that they still didn't know much more than what was being reported on television. Porterfield said that she and her husband - who were married in November - had been "having some troubles" this month.

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The man, identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office as Robert Monti, was transported to a local hospital and died, police said. The condition of the injured person is not clear.

"That's insane. This happens in Pittsburgh, not here", Dick Kalp, who lives behind a nearby convenience store and called police, said. Police said Smith wore a body armor carrier and had several magazines of ammo.

She said: 'I was told my husband was cheating on me with (one of the victims), and that she had broken up with her previous boyfriend two days ago, and he went insane and shot them all'.

An injured person was taken to a hospital.

Authorities were trying to determine if the shooter was among those found. Another unidentified woman in the rear seat took cover in the truck and survived with only minor injuries from broken glass.

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