By Amy Wadas


NORTH BRADDOCK (KDKA) — One man is in the hospital following two fights and a shooting in North Braddock.

“I was out here getting ready to cover my bike and there were people running up the road and all of the sudden, you heard three, four gunshots,” said neighbor Ted Morgan.

Morgan called 911 when he realized what was happening right in front of his apartment building on Electric Avenue in North Braddock.

“I was afraid to go out there with shots being fire. You didn’t know what way they were going,” said Morgan.

Police were called to the scene just before midnight Wednesday. When they arrived, they found a 38-year-old man shot multiple times in the stomach. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police believe he will survive.

“Through the course of the investigation, they determined the two males had been fighting and the two females had been fighting separately. At some point, a gun was produced and the victim was shot,” said Insp. Andrew Schurman, of Allegheny County Police.

Allegheny County Police are handling the investigation. They said they’re waiting on the district attorney to determine whether or not charges will be filed.

KDKA’s Amy Wadas: “Do we know who shot the victim? Was it the guy he was fighting with?
Insp. Schurman: “Yes, so at this point, until we get all of our witnesses and our case file complete, we will consult the DA again and determine what if any charges are filed.”

Police don’t know a motive right now.

Morgan said in the four years he’s lived here, it’s been quiet.

“You sorta step back and say, could be my neighborhood too on my front porch,” said Morgan.

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