WILKINSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Wilkinsburg.
According to police, this started out as a home invasion. Around 11 p.m. Monday night five people inside a house — three men and two women — were met with intruders.
Allegheny County Police say the home invasion along Penn Avenue involved two intruders. Police say when they were inside, they were confronted by two armed men who live in the home.
Police said soon afterward, one of the intruders began shooting then ran out through the front door, while the second intruder ran out through the back door.
Shots fired, screaming and yelling is something Howard Jackson doesn’t typically hear at night. But he did less than 24 hours ago, right across from where he lives.
“Violence is tremendous today,” said Howard Jackson.
While Wilkinsburg Police were searching the area, they found the body of a 29-year old man along the intersection of Superior Street and Penn Avenue. That man was found wearing a ski mask.
Allegheny County Police say through their investigation, they found the two armed men who live in the home did not return fire. As of Tuesday morning, investigators say it appears the man was struck by gunfire from his accomplice.
“I know it woke up the neighborhood. I mean the people in the apartment building — because people started coming out of their homes,” said Jackson.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police at 1-833-255-8477.
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