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Homicide Detectives Investigate McKeesport Shooting

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – County homicide detectives are investigating the scene of a shooting in McKeesport.

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Thursday at the Hi View Gardens apartment complex on 6th Street.

The man, 23-year-old Jesse Thornton of McKeesport, was found shot in the chest multiple times in one of the third-floor apartments.

When shots rang out, officials say 9-1-1 received a high volume of calls.

Police say Thornton did not live in the apartment complex, but that there was some sort of altercation in the hallway before he was shot.

A woman who lives in the apartment directly below the one where the shooting took place, said she heard an argument, then a fight and then shots being fired.

“It’s scary, but what else can you do but pray and hope everything is going to be OK for both sides,” resident Taushia Morre said, “for the person who go shot and the person who did the shooting.”

Thornton was flown to UPMC Presbyterian and is in critical condition.

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