SHADYSIDE (KDKA) — A motorcycle crash is what police initially thought they would be dealing with when they got to the 5600 block of Fifth Avenue in Shadyside near the intersection of Negley. The call came in just before 2 a.m. Saturday.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
“We have one motorcycle down. We have an older gentleman unresponsive. Eastern Area is doing rescue breaths,” 911’s call from Broadcastify continues. “I need the medic to step it up a little bit.”
Police said that man, Stephen Drake Jr., 47, had at least one gunshot wound to his torso. Drake was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: State Police In Kittanning Searching For Arson Suspect Following Reported Domestic Incident
Witnesses reported several gunshots in the area and shell casings were found on the street.
According to STK Embrace Life’s Facebook page, Drake, known to many as “Scum” or “Scummy”, was a Homewood native and loved by many. The post goes on to say that he was influential in the community and leaves behind several children.
A friend of Drake’s messaged KDKA’s Amy Wadas on Facebook and said that Drake was a very caring father, loyal friend and respected community member. He said he would go out of his way to help family and friends. He said his greatest attribute was his ability to see the good in all and went on to say he will be truly missedMORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
Police don’t know who is responsible for the shooting. If you have any information, you’re being asked to call Pittsburgh Police.