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The week in photos: Jan 26 – Feb. 3

The week in pictures in Pittsburgh as seen through the eyes of our photojournalists.

 

People comfort each other at the scene where a shooter killed four people Sunday morning, Jan. 28, 2018, outside Ed’s Carwash in Saltlick Township, Fayette County. Of the four victims who died at the scene, two died inside a green pick-up truck and two were outside in a parking lot at the car wash, said Trooper Robert Broadwater of the state police barracks in Uniontown. The detective confirmed that the suspect was wearing body armor. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Jobe Wilson, 17, makes a one-handed catch while playing with his friend Brendon Lau (not pictured) on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, between businesses on Grant Avenue in Millvale. The friends said they are excited to watch the Super Bowl, Sunday, despite the Steelers not playing. They’re rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address is reflected in the glasses of Adriana Quinones during a watch party Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Casa San Jose in Beechview. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
Gina Hutton, of Sewickley, holds her daughter Naddison, 4, as she looks at a memorial art installation called Prescribed to Death at the William Pitt Student Union at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. The installation features 22,000 carved medicine pills that represent the face of someone who fatally overdosed. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)

 

Amelia Meier, left, 9, and Maya Maher, center, 7, react to Paige Howell, 7, after Howell drew a face on an orange during nutrition class at the Assemble Afterschool program on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Garfield. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)

 

 

Crews demolish a house on East Brady St. in Butler, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Two people were found dead after an overnight house fire. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Robert Morris Colonials’ Koby Thomas looks for a traveling call against Wagner, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
“We know it is not your will for these things to happen,” prayed Pastor Beverly Spore, back center, of Connellsville. “But is is your will for us to get together when these things happen… we can light up this mountain.” Pastor Spore comforts friends and family members of the Melcroft shooting victims as the community lays hands on them during a prayer vigil on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Assembly of God Church in Melcroft. The vigil honored the four people killed in a shooting early Sunday at a car wash. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Katie Ritenour, center, 25, of Normalville, lights the lantern of Kyli Breakiron, 24, of Connellsville, on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Melcroft as they stand at the car wash where four people were killed the day before. Country music played from a car, cans of Sprite were pulled from back seats and people lit candles along the side of the building. “I knew Billy for so long it just doesn’t even seem real,” said Ritenour of victim Billy Porterfield. “Billy was that boy, if he didn’t know you, he was gonna get to know you.” Breakiron was longtime friends with victim Chelsie Cline. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
A construction crew works on a building that will be part of The Bluffs at Glade Path development behind the Beaver Valley Mall in Center Township, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. The 59,000 square-foot facility will house the Heritage Valley Medical Neighborhood. The facility is slated to open in 2019 and “will offer primary and specialty care physicians, a ConvenientCare walk-in clinic, BusinessCare, diagnostic imaging and lab draw services.” (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Carol Gonzalez, of Manchester, yells as she holds her protest sign over her head at the “PennFuture” press conference outside of Governor Tom Wolf’s Pittsburgh office, at Piatt Place along Fifth Avenue, Tuesday Jan. 30, 2018. The group of 35 delivers a petition with 3,000 signatures that joined the ” Toxic Neighbor Campaign” over the negative health impacts of the petrochemical industry, in downtown Pittsburgh. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Pine-Richland’s Daniel Petcash reaches for a loose ball against Central Catholic’s Justin Tarrant at Central Catholic High School Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Penguins’ Matt Murray makes a save against the Sharks Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Alex Pusateri, of West View, makes a face at Ginny, Kyle MientkiewiczÂ’’s dog, at the Grist House Craft Brewery, as part of the Distinction Series, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Millvale. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
A University of Pittsburgh police officer leaves while a student re-enters the University of Pittsburgh’s Clapp Hall after an evacuation and investigation of an “explosion” in the building Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Tran Thi Bon, 68, and other villagers look on with interest and curiosity as a group of Vietnam veterans stand on the former air strip at the An Hoa Combat Base, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Bon, who lives nearby, said she remembers the war. (Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette)
Dance teams from 10 Pittsburgh area schools move through the tango as they compete in Pittsburgh Mercy’s Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh “Colors of the Rainbow” final team match on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill. Almost 700 Pittsburgh students took part in the ballroom program over the fall, which started as a non-profit program of the American Ballroom Theater Company in 1994. Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 walked away with the day’s trophy, after select students were judged on their performance in the merengue, foxtrot, rumba, tango, and swing dances. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)