Victim Of South Side Flats Shooting DiesBy Lindsay Ward

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are investigating after a series of shootings overnight in the City of Pittsburgh sent four people to local hospitals, and left one of them dead.

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A young woman was shot at the corner of Jane and S. 27th Street in the South Side Flats. It happened around 3 a.m. behind the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community Center. She later died from her injuries.

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The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified her as 18-year-old Morgan Dunston of McKeesport. STK Embrace Life reports that Dunston was set to graduate from high school next week.

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Around five or six shots hit the building. The bullets shattered glass, which could be seen glistening on the ground nearby.

“You can see the glass and a few went through the walls,” Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community Center Pastor Jeff Eddings said.

Eddings says nothing was significantly damaged inside.

“The building is going to be fine, concern is more like with those involved and the victim that was shot,” he said.

People that KDKA talked to say there was some type of party or gathering in the parking lot around the time of the shooting.

Eddings tells KDKA the church was not targeted.

There’s been no word on suspects.

Just before that fatal shooting, police say one person was detained for questioning in connection with a shooting on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

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The male victim was found shot with a gunshot wound to his backside around 2:45 a.m.

He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Police have not released his name or the name of the person taken in for questioning.

There were also a pair of shooting in the city’s Allentown section.


Two male victims were found on Loyal Way near Knox Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

One had been shot in the arm. The other was shot in the leg. Both were taken to a hospital in stable condition.

KDKA spotted a car with one of its windows shot out at that scene.

That shooting happened just over an hour after a report of shots being fired just a few blocks north.

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Several bullets struck the front window of the Hilltop Tavern on East Warrington Avenue, near Allen Street. Police say it happened around 1:15 a.m.

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No one was injured.