1 woman killed, 1 injured in shooting near park in Brighton Heights; suspect in custody

PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 has learned one of the women shot Wednesday near a park in Brighton Heights has died.

Darkale Bonner, 35, of Pittsburgh, was pronounced dead at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday in an area hospital, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police said it started as a fight among children at Jack Stack Pool in Brighton Heights and ended in gunfire Wednesday evening about 100 yards away near Brighton Woods Road.

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Initially, Pittsburgh Police Chief Larry Scirotto said two women were seriously hurt.

A 26-year-old man was taken into custody. Police say he turned himself in at the scene. At this point, he is believed to be the only person who fired shots.

“We’re resolving conflict with firearms and as long as there is availability of firearms, this is going to be the end result,” Pittsburgh Police Chief Larry Scirotto said. “People don’t have the capacity or ability or self-control to regulate themselves in a manner that isn’t resulting in gun violence when there’s a conflict.”

None of the children involved in the initial fight were involved in the shooting and none of the adults appear to be related to the kids.

A pregnant woman was injured while running away. Her injuries were not serious.

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