Allegheny County Police Investigating Deadly Shooting In Penn Hills

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PENN HILLS (KDKA) — One man is dead after a shooting in Penn Hills Thursday night.

Police were called to a home in the 7200 block of Schley Street around 10:24 p.m. on Thursday.

They found a man with several gunshot wounds inside the residence. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as 39-year-old Jerry Alston.

Detectives with the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit were called to the scene to investigate.

Officers say they don’t currently have a motive or any suspect information, but neighbors have complained about a high volume of traffic in and out of the residence.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (412)-473-1300. Callers can remain anonymous.

Alston’s death is the 83rd homicide in Allegheny County in 2017.

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