LARIMER (KDKA) – Two people have died following a shooting in Larimer.
So far, no arrests have been made in the double homicide case, but police tell KDKA several drug arrests made in that same area late last night might be connected to Tuesday morning’s shooting.
“There was some activity here just yesterday that involved a drug investigation,” Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. “We do not know if the two are associated with one another at this time.”
As Pittsburgh Police detectives processed the crime scene, family, friends and neighbors were hugging, crying and watching from behind the yellow crime scene tape.
“We have two adult males who have been pronounced deceased here on the scene,” Toler said. “We have very little information beyond that.”
It was 10:20 a.m. when police were called to the 6200 block of Auburn Street in Larimer.
When police arrived, two men were found shot to death outside of a housing unit.
According to police, the two men are African American. Their identities have not yet been released by the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.
Police are asking anyone with information to please come forward.
“The public can always help,” Toler said. “That’s the best way to solve any kind of crime. When regular day people speak up and say this is what I saw, this is what I heard.”
Even with the crowd of people gathering around the crime scene to watch as the bodies of the deceased men were taken away by the medical examiner, there is very little information about the shooting itself.
Pittsburgh Police want to remind the public that they can offer information anonymously, even when the call 911.
Police ask anyone who saw or heard anything in the area around the time of the shooting to contact them at (412) 323-7800.