An underage Airbnb party of over 200 attendees turned fatal over the weekend resulting in the death of two juveniles and multiple people injured!
According to local Pittsburgh police state over 90 rounds were released as multiple people opened fire during the tragic April 17th incident early Sunday morning.
@OfficiallyIce Airbnb party gone wrong in Pittsburgh tonight pic.twitter.com/Kjo7oIZvbU
— Killahfam (@killahfam69) April 17, 2022
Teenage AirBNB party shot up early Sunday morning 10 shot 2 dead Pittsburgh North side 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/hdlYAwQfss
— SOHOOD NEWS 24-7 🧨🔥🔥🔥 (@7Sohood) April 18, 2022
These are the two 17-yr-old boys killed on Sunday when gunfire broke out at an Airbnb party.
Jaiden Brown’s family shared this photo of him (left). Dr. Terrie Reed, CEO of Steffy-Ross’ school, shared the photo of Mathew Steffy-Ross (right) on behalf of his family.@WTAE pic.twitter.com/6p7FWQezlW
— Kalea Gunderson – WTAE (@KaleaGunderson) April 18, 2022
“Our hearts go out to the victims, to their families, and anyone who is traumatized from this incident.”
Jaiden was set to turn 18 soon and was preparing to graduate from Woodland Hills High School. His uncle tells local news that their family is distraught over his death and had already planned his graduation.
“We are devastated by the loss of one of our students over the weekend and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family impacted by this senseless violence,” reads the opening statement from Woodland Hills High School superintendent Dr. Daniel Castagna. He detailed support and services that will be available to students as they return to classes on Tuesday.
A mentor of Jaiden, Lee Daniels says, “His energy was great. Everybody loved him, and he became very well-liked in the community. To see this happen to him was really heartbreaking as well because he had a very bright future.”
Lee was also a mentor to Steffy, “I have been to over 100 funerals in the 17 years I have been doing this work, and I thought I was all cried out, but when I seen what happened to Jaiden and Matt, the tears just came all over again. It just hurt my heart. Like it was the first time I ever went through this, so it doesn’t get any easier.”
Steffy attended Grace Non-Traditional Christian Academy, located in East Liberty and was also a senior that was set to graduate soon.
The school’s CEO, Dr. Terrie Suica-Reed released a statement Monday evening;
“Our hearts and prayers go out to both families of the victims from the Easter Sunday shooting in East Allegheny.
“Mathew Steffy-Ross was a senior who was kind, respectful, and considerate of others. He loved music and had a promising future. Tragically, both Mathew’s and Jaiden’s life were unfairly cut short by another senseless act of violence.
“Life is not a video game. Guns in the wrong hands can end a life. We as a society must do more to intervene to stop these shootings. Too many lives are lost and we all feel the impact from the loss of so many of our young people. “
Unfortunately no arrests have been made at this time. Local officials are currently requesting anyone with information about the tragic incident to call 412-323-7161. Investigators have also set up a website for the public to submit tips, videos, and photos of the incident that could assist with their investigation.