HOMESTEAD (KDKA) — A shooting victim is in the hospital after reportedly seeking help at the home of a local police chief.
Police say the man was shot in the hip along East 19th Avenue in Homestead on Monday night.
The victim managed to run a few blocks away to the intersection of East 19th and McClure Street in Munhall.
According to the Trib, the man ended up at the home of Homestead Police Chief Jeff DeSimone, who said he heard someone banging on his front door around 9:30 p.m.
Officials say someone had already contacted 911 about the shooting.
Chief DeSimone said the victim was alert and talking, but bleeding. He said he put pressure on the wound and then elevated the man’s feet with pillows until paramedics arrived.
Police are searching for the gunman.
Allegheny County Police and Munhall Police are investigating.
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