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CLAIRTON (KDKA) — One person was killed in a double shooting Wednesday night in the City of Clairton.

The shooting took place around 7:15 p.m. in Mullberry Alley, outside an automotive repair shop behind the Family Dollar store in the 500 block of Miller Avenue.

The two men involved in the shooting, police said, were in their 40s.

According to police, Eric Turner, 40, pulled out a gun and shot another man in the leg. The injured man allegedly disarmed Turner and fatally shot him.

Meghan Schiller’s Report:

“The two individuals who were wounded were the only participants. We believe the person who is deceased brought the firearm and shot at the other person. That person disarmed him and shot in his own defense,” Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said.

What prompted the argument between the two men is unclear. The 42-year-old wounded man has been hospitalized in stable condition.

“At this juncture, what we would normally do is complete our investigation, consult with the district attorney’s office and they would ultimately make the determination of what, if any, charges are filed,” Schurman said.

No other information has been released.

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