PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Gunshots rang out early Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh’s Manchester neighborhood, and police believe the shooter targeted two victims sitting inside a car.
The shooting was first reported just after 3:30 a.m.
Police tell KDKA News that detectives believe the victims’ car was in the alley behind North Franklin Street when another car drove by and someone inside started shooting. Police said that’s when the victims’ car lost control and crashed into the back porch of a home at the intersection of Manhattan and North Franklin Streets.
“We received a ShotSpotter alert in the Manchester area of about eight shots fired. On arrival, officers found two people shot, a male and a female, both in their late-20s early-30s. They were in a vehicle in back of this house here on the corner,” Pittsburgh Police Cmdr. Mike Piliyh said.
Cmdr. Pilyih said the city just installed the ShotSpotter technology in that neighborhood about a week ago.
Police say first responders found the woman behind the home and the man inside. Both were taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment. The woman is listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the torso and the man in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the leg.
The car was towed from the scene.
Police investigators spent much of the morning investigating at the home on the corner of North Franklin and Manhattan Streets.
A neighbor reported hearing at least 10 gunshots.
“I am scared and horrified because its right here. It’s my home,” said Jonathan Warner, neighbor.
Warner unknowingly walked his dog past the crime scene on Wednesday morning. He lives a few homes away.
“I can’t believe I didn’t hear it and I’m just very, very horrified,” said Warner.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Tramaine Solomen.
According to police, Solomen should be considered armed and dangerous. He is known to frequent East Liberty, Northview Heights and the Hill District.
Anyone with information on Solomen’s whereabouts is asked to call Pittsburgh Police’s Group Violence Intervention detectives at (412) 323-7800.