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Teen arrested in mall shooting; only 1 of 3 victims targeted

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MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with a triple shooting at a Pittsburgh-area mall that injured the man who was targeted as well as two bystanders.

Gunfire erupted about 7:30 p.m. Saturday inside a Macy's at the Monroeville Mall, sending panicked shoppers running. The gunman managed to escape but police say they were able to identify him by matching surveillance video with images on social media.

The suspect was arrested at a home in Brackenridge about 3:15 a.m. and is being held at the Allegheny County Jail while awaiting arraignment.

Monroeville Police Chief Douglas Cole says two men who were shot, including the intended target, were hospitalized in critical condition, while a woman who was struck was in stable condition.

In late December, hundreds of teenagers gathered at the mall and several fights broke out. The fights caused local officials and mall administration to agree on a plan to increase security there.

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