PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Investigators are asking for help in solving a deadly shooting on a local playground.
Pittsburgh Homicide Detectives George Staler, and Robert Shaw Thursday afternoon were back at a small playground at the corner of Wandless Street, and Webster Avenue, it’s a small park-playground in the Hill District where there was a murder back in the summer of 2013.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Civil Rights Icon Alma Speed Fox Dies
Jewell Shelby, 23, was shot and killed by an unknown assailant.
He was shot multiple times, and died at the scene.
The gunman was described as black, in his late teens, or early 20’s, skinny, and wearing a white shirt at the time.
Detective Shaw said the gunman was sitting on a swing, and talking to the victim who was standing in front of him.READ MORE: COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Declining In Pennsylvania But Health Officials Urge Caution
Shaw described the victim as “real animated.”
Detective Staler said that Shelby was shot a short distance from the swing, and was found in a grassy area, near the playground.
Staler said, “The gunman stood over the victim, and shot him as he was on the ground.”
According to Shaw, the motive for the shooting, “could be related to the victim’s past,’ but Shaw did not go into detail.
Crime Stoppers has now posted a reward of up to a thousand dollars leading to an arrest and conviction in the Shelby murder investigation.
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