MONESSEN (KDKA) – One man is dead following a shooting in Monessen early Monday.
According to police, the incident happened inside a home in the 1200 block of Summit Avenue around 1 a.m.
One neighbor said she heard two rapid gunshots and ran across the street to see the victim facedown and bleeding.
“I heard the lady say somebody got shot so I wanted to go help him and he was already passed away,” the neighbor said.
That neighbor didn’t want to be identified, but said the experience was traumatizing and very upsetting for her children and other neighbors on Summit Avenue.
“[I’m] scared for my kids, you know living here, but I don’t feel like I should have to move because of their actions,” they said.
Monessen Police say someone murdered a man in the downstairs apartment in the back of the building.
The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Jamael Campbell. According to the coroner, Campbell was shot in the head.
The victim’s blood was still in the yard and near the porch late Monday morning. The neighbor told KDKA she worked as a first responder previously and was trying to help the man, but quickly learned there was nothing she could do. She talked with the victim’s sister after she arrived at the apartment.
“She just said thank you and she appreciates it. I offered her a glass of water. She was here with some friends and so they were comforting her as well.”
The neighbor said she couldn’t say if she recognized the victim because she did not see his face and didn’t want to try to move him.
There is no word about possible suspects at this time.
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