PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man and a woman remain in the hospital today following a domestic dispute and shooting at a duplex late Wednesday night in Pittsburgh’s Stanton Heights neighborhood.
Neighbors could reportedly hear gunfire between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. in the 4300-block of Coleridge Street.
According to investigators, the 32-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, his girlfriend, living in the residence allegedly got into an argument before the shooting.
“I heard a fight going on, a dispute of some sort, and I did hear one gunshot,” Colleen Barry, a neighbor, said, “and then it was just so noisy after that.”
According to police, the woman told the man to leave.
Instead, officials say he went upstairs to take a shower and the female then packed his bags, putting them by the front door.
Authorities say the woman went upstairs and into a bedroom closet before the shooting. It was there where she was struck in the hip by a bullet.
Meanwhile, police say the man is in critical condition after he reportedly turned the gun on himself. He was wounded in the chest.
According to police, the couple’s 4-year-old child was also in the duplex when the shooting happened.
Police are not releasing the identities of the man or the woman. Both were taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for treatment.
The woman is in stable condition. The man is in critical condition.
For Barry, who has worked helping abused women before, this is a lesson to anyone in a violent relationship.
“Somebody should have just left. Somebody should have just walked; you know really, even if it was just a walk down the street and cool off,” she said. “You have to find a way to diffuse yourself.”
Police continue the investigation into the incident. There is no word on when or if any charges will be filed.