WILKINSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a 23-year-old man was shot and killed in Wilkinsburg while walking with a young relative.
Police say they responded to the intersection of Laketon Road and Winton Street on Monday for reports of a man shot around 1 p.m.
Police found the man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital, where he died.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as 23-year-old Kevin Hall of Pittsburgh.
Police learned the victim was walking with a 5-year-old relative when a white four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota, approached the victim.
A black male with dreadlocks who was wearing a brown beanie hat exited the vehicle and fired, police say.
The vehicle fled on Laketon Road toward Penn Hills.
WATCH: KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso Reports Live From Allegheny County Police Headquarters
The 5-year-old was taken to an area hospital for an injury sustained while the 23-year-old pulled him out of the way of the gunfire, officials say.
Investigators say the man shielded the child from the gunfire, and two people rushed to help the child until paramedics arrived.
“I’m heartbroken. I don’t know these people, but I’m sure they have a family. The boy is going to be traumatized for life. I can’t think of anything worse,” resident Daniel Freidman said.
No arrests have been made.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.