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Police: Clairton Shooting Victims Were Not Intended Targets

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CLAIRTON (KDKA) – Allegheny County Police believe that four people shot in Clairton Tuesday night may not have been the intended targets.

However, they are continuing to follow leads into who was behind the shooting.

According to police, the four victims were all in stable condition as of early Wednesday morning. Three men in their 30s and a 54-year-old woman were injured in what witnesses describe as being a barrage of gunfire in the 400-block of Park Avenue around 8 p.m.

“The shooter or shooters hid behind a garage across from the residence and fired at the people who were standing in front of it,” Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said.

Police have now gathered that the people injured last night were not the primary intended targets.

Allegheny County Police also said McKeesport Police found a vehicle that was impounded and will be searched.

“The black Mercedes that was alluded to was seen in the area prior to the shooting. We do not have anything to directly link it to the shooting right now,” Lt. Schurman said.

Other people were detained for an unrelated incident following the discovery of the vehicle, but they have not been charged in the shooting.

Allegheny County homicide detectives said that they have developed some good leads from witnesses.

“We do have some good information. We do have some suspects developed. We’re not releasing their identities. Those are the people we are pursuing at this moment,” Lt. Schurman said.

While police continue to talk with witnesses and gather more information, they’re urging anyone with additional details to contact police.

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