By Amy Wadas

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BUTLER (KDKA) – It’s not the call a family member wants to get.

“I’m shocked a little,” Ronald Selfridge said.

Ronald Selfridge got the call that his brother, 37-year-old Adam Selfridge, had been shot in the chest around 1:30 a.m. Friday. The shooting happened on South Wagner Avenue in Butler. Ronald’s friend lives nearby with his wife and heard the gunshots.

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“My buddy’s wife heard them scream so she came over and tried to give him CPR but it was too late,” Selfridge said. “What they said was they went to the store and were on their way back and these people started arguing with Adam and Adam argued back and then they shot him.”

While police were at the shooting scene on South Wagner, they got a call for a stabbing which was about a mile away and say both of these incidents are directly linked.

Police found a stabbing victim on Zeigler Avenue. He was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital to be treated for his injuries. His condition is unknown. Police wouldn’t say whether or not the shooting and stabbing initially started in the same place. While police don’t have a suspect in custody, they say there is no threat to the public.

“I know Adam doesn’t carry a knife,” Selfridge said.

Ronald said his brother doesn’t just leave a wife behind. He also leaves behind two small kids. He said Adam’s death isn’t the first one in his family. He said he’s already lost a sister and another brother and is now the only one left.

State police are assisting the City of Butler Police with the investigation.

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