BALDWIN (KDKA) — Police say two suspects entered a Baldwin home, demanded money from a young man then shot him late Thursday morning.READ MORE: Man Gets Up To 60 Years In Deadly Hill District Shooting
The incident began shortly after 10 a.m. at a home on Macassar Drive in the Leland Point housing complex.
Police and paramedics were sent to the home in response to a 911 call about a shooting.
When they arrived on the scene, they found an 18-year-old man suffering from two gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Police say during their investigation, they learned that two male suspects entered the victim’s home and demanded money from him before shooting him. Two adults and three children under the age of 12 were also in the house at the time of the incident. They were not injured.
“When they arrived they found an 18-year-old male who suffered at least two gunshot wounds,” said Allegheny County Police Lieutenant Andrew Schurman. “He was transported to a local hospital.”
It was initially believed that the suspects may have still been inside the home when law enforcement arrived on the scene.
According to police, the suspects demanded money or drugs before shooting the victim.
“Two men entered the residence and demanded either money or drugs and then shot the victim and fled on foot,” said Lt. Schurman.
Law enforcement shut down both Keeport and Macassar Drives.READ MORE: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Has Seized More Than 6,000 Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Across The Country
According to witnesses, officers entered the townhomes with guns drawn. At least one flashbang has been heard at the scene.
“I see a lot of cops are out, they went into the house, I see two cops with dogs,” said Churda Sharm of Baldwin.
Residents were worries as they watched the scene to unfold.
“They’ve got about 30 cops and I heard some loud bangs and stuff and I saw the whole SWAT team,” said Bruno Pisano of Baldwin.
In addition to SWAT and Baldwin Police, the Mt. Lebanon Incident Team, as well as police with Whitehall, Moon Township and Peters Township, were on the scene.
The residence was eventually secured and cleared. The suspects were not found inside the home.
No description of the suspects is available, but it is believed they fled the area on foot.
According to authorities, the gunshot victim is expected to survive.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-255-8477. Calls can be made anonymously.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Man Gets 15 To 30 Years In 2015 Murder
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