AVALON, Pa. (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police said two suspects will be charged in connection with a deadly shooting late Tuesday night in Avalon.
According to police, the shooting happened just before 8 p.m. near the intersection of South Starr and West Avenues, near the border of Bellevue.
Officers found the 35-year-old victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he later died.
Early Wednesday morning, police said that two suspects were being charged. Musa Muya, 20, was identified as the alleged shooter. He’s being charged with criminal homicide and a weapons violation.
The second suspect is Salim Salim, 20. He’s charged with tampering with evidence and a weapons violation.
Eyewitnesses reported hearing gunshots Tuesday night. One man said he saw a middle-aged man, who was wearing a backpack, running with his hands in the air. The man went down an alley and into an intersection. He then collapsed in the middle of the street.
“I assumed it was a gunshot wound, ’cause he pulled his shirt up and you could see the blood. I told the people in the hospital someone’s lying outside wounded,” witness Gerald Cathie said.
A nurse working at the nearby Allegheny General Hospital suburban campus reportedly came outside to help the victim.
There’s no word yet on what prompted the shooting.
Bellevue, Avalon and Allegheny County police are investigating.
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