One Injured, One In Custody In Wilkinsburg Shooting

WILKINSBURG (KDKA) – Allegheny County Police are investigating a shooting in Wilkinsburg that left one person wounded overnight.

According to police, the shooting happened just before midnight.

The victim has been identified as Deraun Rouse, 23, of Wilkinsburg. He was found inside his SUV near the intersection of Craft Avenue and Morrow Street.

Police said the victim had been shot multiple times. Investigators said he drove down the street backwards, to avoid being shot, and crashed into two parked cars.

Police found 14 shell casings and counted seven holes in side of Rouse’s SUV. Evidence markers could be seen along Craft Avenue.

A woman who lives nearby said one of the bullets hit the windshield of her car.

Gregory Comans, 22, of McKees Rocks told police Rouse pulled up in the street near him, and was yelling.

Comans told police he then pulled his .40-caliber gun from its holster, fired a warning shot and then shot at Rouse multiple times. He said Rouse fell to the ground, but got up and got into the driver’s seat of his vehicle.

Comans said he then fired more shots, until his gun was empty.

Police said minutes after the shooting, Comans called 911 to report what he’d done.

He was taken into custody on Bates Street.

According to court documents, doctors said Rouse should survive his injuries, but would be paralyzed.

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