Police: Man Shot In Downtown
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police tried to get the crowd under control in downtown Pittsburgh after a shooting Friday night.
Pittsburgh Police Spokeswoman Diane Richard confirms that a man believed to be in his 20’s was shot in the groin area near Liberty and Smithfield. He went to SW Randall Toy store for help and was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital in stable condition.
His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Richard said police do not have any suspects at this time.
Meantime, police tried to get the crowds under control near Wood and Liberty as thousands of people were in downtown for the 50th Annual Light Up Night.
It is not clear if the crowd control issue was related to the shooting.
KDKA’s Stephanie Watson reports police used dogs to move the crowd. The problems appeared to be confined at Wood Street and Liberty in front of the T station.
Light Up Night activities were going on in Market Square, the Roberto Clemente Bridge and at Point State Park.
Before the disruption, it was a fun-filled night. To watch the highlights, watch Stephanie Watson’s report: