CLAIRTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A man is recovering after an overnight shooting in Clairton as Allegheny County Police continue their investigation to find the shooter.
“By the time I looked outside, the cops were already here,” a concerned neighbor said. They didn’t want to be identified.
According to police, it was just after 11:20 Saturday night when they were called out to a shooting in the 500 block of Farnsworth Avenue in Clairton.
“It’s super frustrating because I thought this was my safe place. I do love it here, but it’s not safe anymore,” the neighbor said from their porch.
Officers found a 33-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Investigators said he was taken to an area hospital. His condition was not released, but he is expected to survive.
“I love the community. I love the people, but the gun violence is getting so ridiculous now that I have to make a serious decision on leaving,” the neighbor said while holding their child.
They said there have been multiple shootings over the past couple of weeks in the area. Other neighbors who spoke with us off camera feel the same way. They are frustrated with the amount of violence that happens outside their doors. One of them had a bullet shot into his kitchen in this latest incident.
“Which is clearly an issue. It’s just gotten so bad. People are scared. They don’t want to go outside. It’s not safe to go outside,” the neighbor said while looking toward the crime scene from Saturday night.
The concerned neighbor has a baby girl and doesn’t want her to become a victim.
“It could have been me. It could have been her, and she could have got hurt for no reason at all,” the neighbor frustratingly said.
At this time there is no word on any suspects. County police are asking anyone with information to give them a call. The County Police Tip Line is 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.