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ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) — Police are looking for a man in connection with an overnight shooting in Aliquippa that left one person dead and another person injured.
According to police, officers were called to the 100 block of Third Avenue at 1 a.m.
The initial call to 911 came from inside a duplex where two people were shot. One died and was discovered on the front porch, while the other victim was shot multiple times and is hospitalized.
The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Dana Penny. State police tell KDKA he had a prior warrant on drug charges with the Attorney General’s Office.
According to the criminal complaint, a woman – identified as Brionna Hicks – was sitting on the front porch smoking a cigarette when two men, who she says were dressed in shirts with the letters “DEA” on them, came up to the duplex and started yelling, “DEA surveillance wiretap.” She says they tried to handcuff her.
Hicks’ brother, Anthony Farley, who was next door, heard the commotion and ran over with a gun. There was an exchange of gunfire, and Farley, who is 48, was shot multiple times.
In the exchange, investigators say Farley shot and killed an unidentified man.
Hicks told police Penny pulled the man who died onto the front porch and took off on foot.
KDKA’s Pam Surano Reports:
Surveillance video shows two people entering the house. It also shows Penny leaving with a gun in his hand.
He remains at large and is considered to be armed and dangerous.
“The fact that he does have a felony warrant and he is a suspect in this, he is considered to be very dangerous. Considering that there was a shooting here, you should suspect, that as a person of the public, that he may be armed,” Pennsylvania State Police Trooper James Long said.
Investigators could be seen for hours carrying envelopes of evidence out of the home.
A mobile communications unit was brought in to coordinate activity by investigators. A state police helicopter was also called to canvass the area.
Meanwhile, family, friends and nearby residents stared in disbelief, but no one wanted to speak on camera. Family members said Farley is a longtime resident of the street. They said he is a hard worker and family man.
He suffered gunshot wounds to the back and leg and was flown to UPMC Mercy Hospital where he underwent surgery. His condition is not known.
Children were seen being taken out of the home by police and are now safely with family members.
State Police need the community to stay on alert.
“Anyone who does encounter him [Penny], should take extreme caution,” said Trooper Long.
Anyone with information is urged to call the State Police Beaver barracks at (724)-773-7400.