STOWE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting a tattoo artist in Stowe Township early Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. inside a red brick home on McKinnie Avenue.

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Police say the 31-year-old victim was found on the second floor of the home. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

His name has not yet been released.

According to investigators, the victim had just finished giving the suspect a tattoo when the man pulled out a gun and fired shots.

“We’re just as confused as the family is as to why a customer would stand up and shoot the victim,” said Allegheny County Police Department Insp. Andrew Schurman.

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The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Terrance Murphy, of Stowe Township.

Murphy was taken into custody at a home in Ambridge, Beaver County, around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say he was transported back to Allegheny County and will be taken to the Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment.

Murphy has been charged with one count of criminal homicide.

Terrance Murphy (2016) (Photo Courtesy: Allegheny County Police)

Several people were inside the home when the shots were fired, including a child, but no one else was hurt.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477).

Callers can remain anonymous.

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While police search for the suspect, they’re checking out video from cameras on neighboring homes. They’re hoping it will provide clues as to where the shooter went.