Police in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, about 17 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, said they responded to a call just after 6 p.m. on Saturday saying there was an active shooter at the Kinloch Fire Department. When authorities arrived on the scene, they located the suspect and arrested him without incident.
“Preliminary investigation shows the family argument began and turned physical, and then a suspect introduced a nine-millimeter semi-automatic handgun, firing off rounds,” Lower Burrell Police Chief John Marhefka said during a news briefing.
Authorities said a 23-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman and a 16-year-old youth were wounded. The three victims were taken to local hospitals and Marhefka said the injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.
The shooter is Isiah J. Hampton, the father of the baby.
Police said the shooting occurred after Isiah Hampton got into an argument with a woman who wanted him to transport the gifts from the baby shower, according to the criminal complaint. Hampton allegedly became abusive toward the woman, and she slapped his face, prompting the suspect to shove her backwards.
Three men intervened to stop Hampton, who had fallen to the ground, when he allegedly pulled his gun and shot one man in the torso and then the teenager. As others tried to get the gun from Hampton, police said a woman, not the one Hampton was arguing with, was grazed in her leg by a bullet.
Police said in the complaint that Hampton said the third person was shot unintentionally as others tried to take the gun from his hand.