Pittsburgh Police Zone 2 Commander Eric Holmes said Friday night that there would be an increased police presence in the Hill District neighborhood in the aftermath of this week’s fatal shooting of a 17-year-old.
Pittsburgh police are stepping up patrols after a double murder Thursday capped off a violent week on the city’s North Side. Police are blaming it on gang violence.
As the summer moves forward, there appears to be more and more shootings and many of the victims are teenagers. In response to what police are calling gang violence, they are stepping up their presence, particularly in the city’s North Side section.