Social media feud leads to shooting in Greensburg

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Police say a social media feud led to a shooting at a housing complex in Greensburg on Sunday, at a time when kids and families were outside playing and celebrating Father’s Day.

“It was a Sunday. It was Father’s Day so, it’s the middle of the day and there’s a lot of individuals that reside up in that location, there’s a park not far from there, so they put others in danger as well,” Capt. Shawn Denning of the Greensburg Police Department said.

Two people were charged in the shooting that occurred at the Eastmont Housing Complex around 1:30 in the afternoon.

Jaron Haten-McCoy, 17, is being charged with three counts of attempted homicide, while Isaac Morton is charged with carrying a firearm without a license.

“There were four persons involved in the shooting, and subsequently, three firearms were seized and at least two firearms are directly involved in that shooting,” Denning said.

Police said the feud began on social media, escalated to tires allegedly being slashed, and then resulted in the shooting.

Investigators say bullet holes in the door were consistent with shots being fired from both sides.

A 16-year-old boy ended up being hit in the leg and the hand and is expected to be okay.