Man Shot Multiple Times In Duquesne

DUQUESNE (KDKA) — A man was shot multiple times in Duquesne on Saturday afternoon.

Over 30 shell casings were counted near the crime scene in Duquesne. A 22-year-old man was found on a porch in the 600-block of Viola Avenue shot multiple times. Police say he had at least four bullet wounds — two in the chest, one in the neck and one in the leg. But before police discovered the victim…

“I heard some fireworks going off and gunshots together and I thought it was unusual and I looked over and this black car was starting to get away. Someone was running into the passenger side,” a witness said.

This witness, a woman who lives nearby, didn’t want to be identified, but she says she saw it all unfold around 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Police say the man was leaving his house on Auriles Street when he was shot. His 4-year-old son was with him.

“I know he was crying pretty hard and yelling he was scared, he was scared. I know it was probably really traumatic for him,” the witness said.

The witness said she saw the victim jump a fence and run down an alley ending up on the porch. Another neighbor came by and took the child to safety.

“I seen two in the car. I don’t know if someone was in the back,” the witness said.

Police said the car was black, and there were two people shooting from it.

“It just happens so much it’s a shame,” the witness said. “Things have gotten worse. I guess all over the place things have gotten worse. Kids have no value for life anymore.”

The child was not injured in this shooting.

Allegheny County Police do believe this shooting was targeted. Police don’t know who the suspects are at this time. However, they don’t know a motive.

The victim is in critical condition at a local hospital. He is expected to survive.

If you have any information, you’re being asked to call Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at 412-473-1300. Callers can remain anonymous.

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