PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man was shot in Wilkinsburg Saturday evening.
It happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 1200-block of Franklin Avenue.READ MORE: 2 Charged In Gunfire During Racial Justice March
Police say an SUV was involved in a chase, and was exchanging gunfire with another vehicle, when the driver lost control and slammed into a building full of people.
Residents rushed outside to see what had happened.
“Went I went to look, I saw a girl getting out of her car, and I said ‘what are you doing?’ By the time I said that, there was a man running through the front saying ‘I’ve been shot,'” said Juanita Parks, who lives inside the home that was damaged.
The man’s wound was not believed to be life-threatening. Police have not released any suspect information.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 2,610 New Coronavirus Cases, 44.1% Of Adult Pennsylvanians Fully Vaccinated
The home that was struck is badly damaged and has been deemed unsafe to live in. The Red Cross is providing assistance, including housing, to 10 adults who were displaced by the fire.
The shooting happened just hours after a group of volunteers were renovating homes in the same Wilkinsburg neighborhood. The community project called “Operation Light On Franklin” is an effort to stop the violence and help to revitalize the area. Volunteers helped to paint, trim and patch up fences on some of the homes in the neighborhood.
In March, gunfire broke out on Franklin Avenue, killing five adults and an unborn child.Pittsburgh Police Safely Locate Previously Missing Teen Siobhan Barnett
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