PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man is in critical condition after being shot multiple times in the Strip District early Friday morning.READ MORE: Beaver County Man Says His Security System Shows Driver Allegedly Trying To Run Over Cats
According to police, the 25-year-old victim from Penn Hills was brought to a local hospital by some friends around 2:15 a.m.
Police were called to the hospital and spoke with the victim and his friends, who stated he was shot on a sidewalk.
The exact location of the shooting is unclear, but a crime scene was found on Mulberry Way, near Primanti Bros. The restaurant is usually open 24 hours, but had to close for part of the night while investigators gathered evidence.
“Gets me a little worried, I’m not gonna lie. Primanti Bros. is definitely a place I like to go every once in a while for a sandwich and to hear there’s some violence there is kind of concerning,” said Kristen Ostrzyzek, of Shadyside.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Man Says He's Experiencing Ringing In Ears After Getting COVID-19 Booster Shot
Art McCanna and his wife are visiting from Atlanta and thought about going to Primanti’s for dinner Thursday night.
“We thought about it, but were too tired from driving up here so good thing we didn’t,” said McCanna. “I was surprised to hear about the shooting at Primanti’s. but not completely shocked. I mean, it happens. We get 10 times more shootings in Atlanta than I think you can have here. But, one is too many.”
No arrests have been made at this time.
As for the victim, he is expected to survive.
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*A previous version of this story stated two people were taken into custody at the hospital. Police have clarified this by noting those individuals were only brought in for questioning and are not facing charges.*