HOMESTEAD (KDKA) — Police are investigating after one man was shot in the middle of a busy Friday night near the Primanti Bros. restaurant at The Waterfront in Homestead.
The gunfire was first reported just before 10:15 p.m., just outside of the Primanti’s on East Bridge Street.
According to sources, the victim was shot in the stomach. It’s believed he was found just a few feet away from here he was wounded. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. There’s no word on his condition, but he is expected to survive his wounds.
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It’s believed he may be from Braddock.
A woman was also nearby when the shooting happened. She may have been with the victim, but sources say neither one is being cooperative.
One witness said he was eating dinner when he heard a couple of pops. He said he knew right away it was gunshots, and everyone began to duck for cover.
“I actually saw the hostess duck down, and then I saw one of the waiters duck down, and it’s just scary, you know, a lot of little kids were in the back of the restaurant,” said witness Richard Barkley, of West Mifflin. “It’s a shame.”
Police from Homestead, West Homestead and Munhall responded to the scene.
Officials with The Waterfront released a statement on the incident. It says after the incident, the area was put on lockdown, but that has since been lifted.
The full statement reads: “An incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday at The Waterfront. Police believe this was isolated and we are no longer on lockdown. We take our customers’ safety very seriously and will continue to work with the local police. At this time, all inquiries should be directed to the Homestead Police.”
There’s no word on suspects at this time, but police are trying to talk to witnesses about what they may have seen.
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