- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

12:23 p.m.

A relative is confirming the identity of a western Pennsylvania auto parts shop employee killed in a shooting at the store.

Chuck Stephenson tells The Associated Press in a Facebook message that his older brother, 34-year-old Drew Molinari of Belle Vernon, died in the shooting Monday morning at Minniti Motor Sports in Rostraver Township.

Stephenson says the family is grieving and not willing to comment beyond confirming Molinari’s death at the shop 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Police in Rostraver and the surrounding area continue to search for the gunman.

Police have responded to at least one report of gunfire a couple of miles from the shooting scene. They did not find the suspect or confirm a link to the killing.


10:20 a.m.

The county coroner says one person is dead at an auto parts shop in western Pennsylvania, and police were searching the surrounding area for the gunman.

The Westmoreland County coroner’s office confirmed the shooting occurred at Minniti Motor Sports in Rostraver Township.

A county emergency official tells WPXI-TV that police have begun searching for the gunman in Rostraver Township, where the shop is located. That’s about 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Calls to the township police and the business have not been returned.

There have been unconfirmed reports that a second person was wounded and was being taken to a hospital.

A county 911 dispatch supervisor tells The Associated Press that details from the scene have yet to be confirmed, but the shooting scene was believed to be secured by 10 a.m. Monday.

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