February 8, 2015 8:30 am -

A 17-year-old male opened fire at a mall in Monroeville, PA Saturday evening. Three people were wounded, including one who was the gunman’s intended target.

Tarod Thornhill a 17 year old black male was arrested at a residence in Brackenridge. Gunfire erupted at a Pittsburgh-area shopping center on Saturday, wounding three people, two critically, in a shooting that was targeted, police said. The mall and a hospital’s emergency room were placed on lock-down as police searched for the gunman…

Thornhill is charged as an adult with aggravated assault, attempted homicide, and recklessly endangering other people.  He will be lodged at the Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment. Using images captured from social media and store video surveillance detectives were able to positively identify Thornhill.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

45 responses to 3 Shot At Pennsylvania Mall

  1. codfilet February 8th, 2015 at 9:09 am

    This is one of the many reasons we will need to return to Segregation.

    • Carla Akins February 8th, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Excuse me? I’m hoping that you are just terrible at expressing yourself.

      • Suzanne McFly February 8th, 2015 at 9:34 am

        I am hoping it is sarcasm because it would be too easy to supply a list (more like a set of books) of white males who shoot people every single day.

        • William February 8th, 2015 at 3:46 pm

          You mean there are white people guilty of horrendous acts of violence? Really?

          • Suzanne McFly February 8th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

            Good start

      • Robert M. Snyder February 8th, 2015 at 11:20 pm

        My son lives a few miles from that mall, so I was reading a lot of online news articles and comments last night. The segregation idea is unfortunately not unique to the above poster. People were actually making serious suggestions about requiring people to show work ID badges in order to ride the public buses out of Pittsburgh and into the suburbs. Sometimes I think I underestimate how widespread racism is. I don’t see very much of it in my community. But the online comments were really shocking, including prolific use of racial epithets. I don’t know if these online commenters represent 0.01% of the population, or 10%. I hope it’s the former.

        • Chinese Democracy February 9th, 2015 at 1:18 am

          if you go to conservative site its probably 99.9% racists

        • Carla Akins February 9th, 2015 at 4:30 am

          I believe you’re correct. We have one local station that used to allow all manner of comments on it’s online news. Enough people put up a fuss that it has stopped, not the racism, of course – just the comments.
          I am firm believer that you can’t allow them a platform. I know some subscribe to the theory that they’d rather know these people’s honest feelings, but I don’t like giving them a chance to spread their hate.

    • Anomaly 100 February 8th, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Uh, please clarify and I do hope you’re being sarcastic.

      Racist remarks are not allowed here.

      • Carla Akins February 8th, 2015 at 10:03 am

        I got nada. Maybe a one and run.

    • mea_mark February 8th, 2015 at 9:38 am

      So we can segregate out people like you that make stupid comments?

    • whatthe46 February 8th, 2015 at 9:46 am

      so, you’re one of those hit and run ________!

    • Mike S February 8th, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      what a really stupid remark.

    • William February 8th, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Ok the above is actually the second stupidest thing I’ll read today.

    • fancypants February 8th, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      I wish those people would stop smuggling guns into big cities
      and who knows their luck might run out someday then segregation will be a thing of the past their your new home.

    • Chinese Democracy February 9th, 2015 at 1:14 am

      you seem like the type of person that really doesn’t need a good reason to return to segregation.

    • rg9rts February 9th, 2015 at 4:43 am


  2. whatthe46 February 8th, 2015 at 9:45 am

    at 17 his life is completely OVER before it even began! no matter what his reasons were (justified in his stupid head) he will soon, if not already, learn it was not even worth it. aside from the fact that he’s not a big kid, he’s going to have a very long and painful time in prison. i have no sympathy for him.

  3. Trel Nadal February 8th, 2015 at 10:41 am

    where’s this kids parents? the hell is he doing in a mall trying to kill people, at 17??

  4. wpadon February 8th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    This is the result of the war on drugs combined with the ease of obtaining a firearm mixed in a materialistic society.

    • Jacob February 8th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      actually no its just another another monkey raised without a mother that doesn’t know right from wrong. maybe we should
      export these monkeys back to africa, that way our “war on drugs” and
      poverty doesn’t cause them to kill europeans

    • Mike S February 8th, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Ease of obtaining a firearm??? try buying a pistol yourself and see how easy it is. Criminals do not go by rules or laws. When you make more laws to make it ‘HARDER” to get a gun, do you think it will be any harder for them to get guns? all you would do is make it harder for those that want to defend themselves. If someone was there to defend those three people, maybe, just maybe they would not have gotten hurt like they did. Criminals love unarmed people, make no mistake about it. do not blame the guns for a misguided individual. I agree it is probably drug related, but that problem too stems from bad home and family life. We need to get morals back, that will help things immensely without trying to blame an object. pitiful thinking….

      • William February 8th, 2015 at 3:31 pm

        I don’t recall reading anything about the suspects family life. Could you post a link outlining that information please?
        Thanks in advance.

      • Chinese Democracy February 9th, 2015 at 1:15 am

        More guns
        less blacks

        I think I got your point

        even though it is on the top of your head heh

        • Mike S February 9th, 2015 at 9:18 am

          obviously you did not understand my remark. with a racist remark like that, I would not expect you to either.

          • Chinese Democracy February 9th, 2015 at 11:43 pm

            if anyones brings up racism .. they are racist is that what you are saying?

          • Mike S February 10th, 2015 at 8:09 am

            you are an idiot. i am done talking to you

      • wpadon February 9th, 2015 at 9:17 am

        I know at least three people who would sell a rifle or pistol to me for cash, and with it being a private purchase, no background checks are required.

        • Mike S February 9th, 2015 at 9:20 am

          you do not live in Pennsylvania where this took place then. To sell a handgun in this state, it has to be legally transferred and with a background check. If you buy a handgun in this state and do not transfer it, you have an illegal gun.

          • Bunya February 9th, 2015 at 2:38 pm

            I live in Chicago. One has only to travel 25-40 minutes into Indiana and purchase a firearm, no questions asked.

    • Al Big Dadi February 8th, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      You have to be an agent of obama to get a gun that easy.

      • William February 8th, 2015 at 3:32 pm

        You have to be an agent of obama to get a gun that easy
        Elaborate please?

        • arc99 February 8th, 2015 at 4:00 pm

          Smart move William. Plausible denial is the preferred response until we find out how this interloper found out about our secret Agents of Obama society.

          We can discuss later at tonight’s meting.

          • William February 8th, 2015 at 4:37 pm

            Exactly. If the population ever finds out that the CIA made up dinosaurs to discourage time travel, the whole thing unravels.

          • Pilotshark February 9th, 2015 at 10:41 am

            yep, that whole enigma wrapped up in a riddle polices, that trip them up.

            hope we all don’t have to change the double secret probation ring tap cause of this breach.

  5. Stevemagegod February 8th, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Gun free zones don’t work. When will a law abiding citizen with a Gun Permit start shooting back? Because if a Cop were to shoot back he would be Public Enemy #1.

    • whatthe46 February 8th, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      that’s about the dumbest post ever. well, let’s just say you’re in the running.

    • William February 8th, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Congrats. I’m a voracious reader, but finally I got it out of the way before dinner.

      • whatthe46 February 8th, 2015 at 4:11 pm

        YOU ROCK!!!!

        • rg9rts February 9th, 2015 at 4:42 am

          Steve is a trill

    • rg9rts February 9th, 2015 at 4:41 am

      And how do YOU know thia idiot is a good guy???By his white hat??? Get real

  6. Al Big Dadi February 8th, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    This don’t count. Gang related.

    • Chinese Democracy February 9th, 2015 at 1:16 am

      well yeah .. as long as its blacks killing blacks. That would hardly be a blip on FOX radar.

  7. Robert M. Snyder February 9th, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Here’s the mall’s new policy:

    It will require all mall visitors under 18 years of age “to be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian who is 21 years of age or older on Friday and Saturday nights after 6 p.m.. Teens and pre-teens are welcome to shop at the mall on Friday and Saturday nights,” said mall general manager Tom Gerber in a written statement. “We are only asking that our youth customers shop with a parent or guardian who is 21 years of age or older during six of the total 72 shopping hours the mall is open each week.”

  8. rg9rts February 9th, 2015 at 4:39 am

    He made it to the NRA shooter awards contest and gets bonus points for getting all his hoodlum friends banned from the mall on Fridays and Saturdays ….way to go troop