JEANNETTE (KDKA) — Multiple people were shot in Westmoreland County Monday night.

One person is dead, at least two others were wounded and police are looking for the gunman.

Jeannette Police tell KDKA’s Amy Wadas that specific information about the case can’t be released at this time due to the severity of the case. However, there is no active threat to the community.

Police blocked off several streets late Monday as they look for evidence and the shooter.

Investigators were on the scene along Cuyler Avenue in the City of Jeannette for eight hours. They finally wrapped up overnight around 2 a.m.

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A fire truck that blocked the street was moved so two flatbed trucks could drive onto the street and tow out two cars.

Those cars were parked in front of a home that was the focus of a lot of police activity earlier in the night following the shooting.

A police K-9 was also brought in to search the area.

KDKA’s Amy Wadas Reports:


Jeannette City Police, Greensburg City Police, Westmoreland County Police, and State Police were all called to the scene.

Earlier in the evening, a couple said they were in their car and heard the gunfire break out around 5:15 p.m.

According to the couple, a group of teens were on the front porch of a nearby home when the shooting happened and the teens scattered after the shooting.

One person is dead and at least two others were injured by gunfire, and that one victim was shot in the abdomen, the other in the leg.

The names and ages of those injured are not being released at this time.

The medical examiner identified the victim who died as 29-year-old Mariell McGowan.

Police have not named any suspects yet, but continued to search during the overnight hours.

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