MCKEESPORT (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a shooting in McKeesport left one person dead and another injured Sunday night.
Police lights lit up the intersection of 5th Avenue and Center Street in McKeesport around 10:20 p.m. Multiple shots were fired near stairs and when police got to the scene this is what they found.
“They found two people suffering from gunshot wounds. A male and a female,” said Lt. Andrew Schurman with Allegheny County Police.
A 23-year-old woman from McKeesport died.
The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office has identified the woman as Samantha Klavora.
A 38-year-old man was sent to a local hospital in critical condition. His identity has not been released. Police believe they knew each other.
“We think the male was most likely the intended target. She was standing next to him when the shooting happened,” Schurman said.
As for a motive, police suspect the shooting is retaliation for a murder that happened on the night of June 19 also in McKeesport.
They say Diaz Petty, 24, was found on a sidewalk along Lysle Boulevard suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. He later died at the hospital. As for this most recent homicide, police are hopeful they can find the people responsible.
“We know there were two to three black males seen fleeing the area immediately after the shots were fired. We’re asking anyone who heard or saw anything in that 1000 block of 5th Avenue to call the county police,” Schurman said.
Allegheny County Police can be reached at (412) 473-1300.