CLAIRTON (KDKA) – A man and woman were shot and injured during an attempted robbery in Clairton early Thursday morning.

According to police, the shooting happened on Wylie Avenue around 2 a.m.

Bullet holes were left all over the home. Irvin Green and Tashawna Sutton were left bleeding on the front porch of their house.

KDKA’s Mary Robb Jackson Reports:

“[They] had just made a withdrawal from an ATM within walking distance of their home and they were returning home when three young men attempted to rob them,” Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurmann said.

Police said when they didn’t hand over the cash, the three young men began shooting.

“The young lady was shot in the chest, the arm and the leg. The male was shot in the face and several times throughout his body,” Schurmann said.

Allegheny County Police said they were able to identify two out of the three possible suspects.

They have been identified as 17-year-old Taevon Carr and 20-year-old Parrish Linen.

Both will face charges of attempted homicide and attempted robbery and firearms violations.

Linen, at age 16, was charged as an adult in the attempted armed robbery and homicide of Jody Burdette in November of 2007. He was acquitted by a judge in 2012.

Just after 7 a.m., a neighbor and friend found the victim’s dog wandering and noticed it had also been grazed in the gunfire.

“I was bringing him back and someone else noticed that he was shot. I didn’t even notice that he was shot. That’s when I brought him to the police,” Earl Wanzo said.

While they were taken to the hospital in critical condition, Allegheny County Police believe both will survive their injuries.

KDKA’s Heather Abraham Reports:


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