By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WILKINSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – A 26-year-old mother is dead after a shooting in Wilkinsburg.READ MORE: Lawyer Says Charlie Gerow, Candidate For Governor, Struck Motorcycle, Not Driver
Police convened on the 1400 block of Princeton Boulevard Monday morning after 911 got a call about a shooting just before 8 a.m.
Police arrived at a home to find the woman shot inside. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Zaviawa Gathers.
Homicide detectives have initiated an investigation. They were at the townhome for hours, and an area at the front of the house was sectioned off with yellow crime scene tape.READ MORE: CMU Researchers Find Vaccine Hesitancy Is 'Politicizing' Public Health
“Right now detectives are canvassing the area, looking for video and speaking to possible witnesses to try to find out what happened,” said Venerando Costa with the Allegheny County Police.
Neighbors were shocked but say this is the second homicide in the same row of townhomes just this year and concern over violence is growing.
“Just worried. You know, we got to live here our kids, our grandkids,” said Mia, who lives nearby.
Detectives say the woman wasn’t alone at the time. A child was inside during the shooting but is uninjured. A pink scooter now sits in the middle of the driveway that neighbors say belonged to the victim’s daughter. Police haven’t confirmed if the child inside at the time was her daughter.MORE NEWS: Pitt To Redevelop Closed Hotel, Panera Bread Into Grocery Store, Housing
Investigators believe there is more than one suspect.