Weekend Gun Violence Ravages Through Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was a deadly weekend in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas— four people killed in 48 hours. In a year of killing in Pittsburgh, this weekend’s series of gun violence started Friday in Wilkinsburg.
“All I know is someone very close to me got wounded. The violence needs to stop,” one woman says.
A shooting at the corner of Wallave Avenue and Coal Street left two people wounded and 15-year-old Emery Lamberto dead at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
“This is crazy. I mean a lot of gunfire,” a neighbor says.
On Saturday morning, the gunfire would continue as Pittsburgh Police found two men shot and laying in the street on the 2200 block of Bedford Avenue. Only one person survived leaving 17-year-old Harold Young who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The death toll for this weekend had only reached its halfway point.
“Three loud pops. It sounded like gunfire, then we came outside and noticed there was a commotion going on at the Quickstop,” one witness says.
On Saturday afternoon at the Quickstop in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh Police say 24-year-old Maurice Tigney shot 46-year-old Gary Hager to death after Hager and Tigney’s father, Darrell got into a physical altercation.
“He looked bad. He had blood on his chest and there was blood on the floor,” another witness says.
Both Maurice Tigney and Darrell Tigney were arrested and charged with murder.
The final killing occured in the Beltzh0over.
The victim, Daymond Hill, did not survive and Pittsburgh Homicide Detectives suddenly had even more of a workload.
“It’s unfortunate for our victims and their families but we’re going to work our hardest to get these suspects,” says Pittsburgh Commander Thomas Stangrecki.