PENN HILLS (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police are investigating a homicide in Penn Hills.

Penn Hills police officers were called around 6 p.m. Wednesday to a house in the 7000 block of Lawton Street.

Officers found a 35-year-old Aaron Evans dead from a gunshot wound inside the residence.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as Aaron Evans.

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Police said their preliminary investigation shows the perpetrators had ransacked the home before fleeing. The motive appears to be robbery.

They believe he was confronted outside his home around 3 p.m. as he was most likely leaving his home to pick up his child from daycare.

When the child wasn’t picked up, the daycare called the mother who then called police.

Detectives are still working to identify suspects, but they say at least one of them had a weapon.

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

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.