PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are searching for answers about cross-town shootings. Meanwhile, neighbors are pleading to stop the violence.
“It does need to stop, real fast, said Rob, a resident of Sheraden. “Because this is getting out of control.”
After an overnight shooting in the Sheraden community, neighbors say they’re tired of it.
It happened on the 2700 block of Zephyr Avenue just after midnight. Police say they found 35-year-old Kristopher Metzger inside of a vehicle with several gunshots. He was later pronounced dead.
“I like to see families and kids around here,” said Rob. “I’d like for them to have a nice place to grow up and with this going on you can’t have that.
Another neighbor said he is concerned about his daughter.
“I just gotta make sure I protect my baby girl that’s all, make sure she’s okay. Make sure it doesn’t scare me.”
In Homewood, two shootings overnight there. On the 7600 block of Frankstown Avenue, police found a man face down in the street with a gunshot wound to his head. They say 29-year-old Christopher Papalia has been arrested and charged with Homicide.
On Tioga Street, a juvenile male was shot in the back of his leg and taken to the hospital. Neighbors say this type of unnecessary violence affects more than the shooter and a victim. It plagues the community.
“When I was growing up here, you could walk down the street, now it’s totally different,” said Rob.
“Nowadays, it affects the little kids. It affects the little kids that play around here, and it affects the old people.”
After a night of violence, community members calling for a ceasefire and say there’s no need for weapons.
“Within the shooting, I feel like it needs to be guns down. A lot of situations it needs to be guns down.”
The shootings are being investigated. If you know anything, don’t hesitate to call Pittsburgh Police.