PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man was shot and killed in the Upper Hill District late Sunday night.
The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Sunday. Police say one of their very own heard multiple gunshots in the area.READ MORE: 1 Person Injured In Rollover Crash In Wilkinsburg
“One of our Zone 2 police officers was patrolling the area. He was out of his vehicle speaking to a resident nearby and actually heard the gunshots and came in the direction of what he heard and called that in,” Pittsburgh Police Spokesperson Sonya Toler said.
The officer discovered an adult male lying in the street on McNeil Place near the intersection of Webster Avenue.
He had been shot at least one time.
He has since been identified as 20-year-old Deandre Allison of the South Side.
The officer began CPR until paramedics arrived; however, Allison was pronounced dead just a short time later.
“The way scenes are handled, we don’t examine the body here. It has to be examined by the medical examiner’s office,” Toler said.
People who live in the area worry that the shooting could have been anyone’s child. No one wanted to go on camera or be identified out of fear.READ MORE: Survey: Pennsylvania Among Best States To Live In, West Virginia Among Worst
“What is the point of it all?” said one neighbor. “They’re supposed to be living life. Life is supposed to be precious. But here we are burying them before they’ve gotten a chance to live life.”
People who live nearby reported hearing gunshots, and it’s not clear if the victim was alone or if there was more than one shooter.
“There were some reports of some black males seen fleeing the scene. We don’t know if they were fleeing because of the gunfire or if they were fleeing because they were the perpetrators,” Toler said.
After the shooting, the street filled with people, watching and consoling family members. But on Monday, there was a different feeling where it happened.
“It’s too much. It’s too much. I started crying, and I didn’t even know who the guy was,” said one neighbor.
“It could have been anybody’s child. Could have been hers, could have been mine,” said another neighbor. “So, it just hurts.”
No arrests have been made in this case. If you have any information, you’re being asked to call the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad by calling 911 or 412-323-7161.MORE NEWS: 'The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not Over,' Pennsylvania Health Leaders Say