EAST PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating after at least two males were shot late Monday night in East Pittsburgh.
It all started just before 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of Grandview Avenue and Franklin Street.
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A witness says one of the victims was conscious and alert at the scene, but was seriously injured. He suffered a gunshot wound to the back or side and asked neighbors for help. That victim was found in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue.
Another witness said they heard about 10 gunshots in rapid succession ring out.
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“We heard about five or six gunshots. It sounded like it was in the backyard,” Renee Satolli said. “It sort of scares me.”
The second victim was found in the 500 block of Center Avenue.
Both victims are 18-years-old and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The injuries and not believed to be life-threatening.
Police roped off about a half a block while they investigated at the scene and collected evidence. Two firearms were found at the scene.
Witnesses said they saw a third man fleeing the scene on foot after the shooting.
“Both young men were together when they were shot. We know from witnesses in the area that a third person fled the scene, we believe that person was directly involved in the shooting. At this point, we do not believe that person was injured, but we know he is directly involved,” Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said.
It is unclear what led to the shooting at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at (412)-473-1300.
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