1 Injured In Homewood Shooting
HOMEWOOD (KDKA)- Police are investigating an early Tuesday morning shooting that left one person injured.
According to police, the shots were fired in the 7100-block of Frankstown Avenue, near North Lang Avenue, just before 12:30 a.m.
Police say they recovered 10 shell casings from a semi-automatic weapon along the sidewalk on the vehicle’s passenger side.
“From what we understand, he was sitting in his car at the intersection of Lang and Frankstown; he was approached by a black male on the passenger side of his car,” said Lt. Kevin Kraus, of Pittsburgh Police. “We believe at least 10 shots were fired into the passenger side of the car.”
According to Pittsburgh police, the 24-year-old victim was sitting in the driver’s seat of a rental vehicle when the gunfire rang out, wounding in the torso and right arm.
After the shooting, police say he got out of the car and headed towards the nearby Second Time Around bar for help. The staff there called 911.
He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital where he had surgery and is now listed in stable condition.
The suspect is described as an African American male who ran from the scene.
“We did receive a report he was seen running from the scene and entering a silver Dodge Intrepid,” said Lt. Kraus.
Police seized the victim’s rental vehicle as part of the investigation.
Detectives are also going to look at potential surveillance tape.
“We’re also in the process of trying to obtain video evidence of inside the bar and the area to see if it’s valuable to the investigation,” Lt. Kraus said.
So far, no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information on the case is being asked to call Pittsburgh Police at 412-665-3605 or 412-323-7800.