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NORTH BRADDOCK (KDKA) — A pickup truck smashed into a building in North Braddock overnight, apparently after it was struck by bullets.
Police were called to the second of two scenes just after 2:30 a.m., near the intersection of Baldridge Avenue and Penn Street.
According to investigators, it all started a little earlier when a 29-year-old man got involved in a physical altercation with two other men inside the Tuns Bar on Bell Avenue.
When he left to get in his pickup truck, police say someone fired multiple shots at him as he sped away down Bell Avenue. He was not hit, but several bullets struck his truck near the tailgate, another blew out his rear window.
A stray bullet hit the back window of a Lexus parked on the street. The owner did not want to appear on camera, but did say she was unaware her car had been hit.
The driver then continued to the intersection of Baldridge Avenue and Penn Street where he crashed into a vacant building, leaving a gaping hole in the structure.
When police arrived to the crash site, they initially handcuffed the 29-year-old, but he was later released. He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries related to the crash.
The identity of the men he fought with inside the bar, or who fired the shots, are not known. Investigators say the alleged victim did not cooperate.
Allegheny County police detectives are still investigating the incident and would like anyone with information to call the tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.