Homicides hit McKeesport

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Allegheny County Police are investigation the death of a McKeesport man shot at his home. This is the second homicide in the city within two days.

Late Monday evening, Aug. 6, Jabar Ford, of Dravosburg, was shot and killed when someone fired shots as he answered the door of a home in the 1400 block of Coursin Street in McKeesport. Ford, 20, was shot in the chest.

No suspects have been named and police are asking that anyone with information contact them.

Ford’s murder comes only one day after Tameko Walls, 37, was found shot to death in the parking lot of a car wash next to an after hours club known as the McKeesport Sportsman Club, where a fight had broke out.

Vondre Griffin, of Braddock, was questioned and charged in connection with the homicide.

This is the sixth homicide to occur in McKeesport in 2012, up from the three in 2011.

It is unsure if these are random or retaliation killings. Representatives from both the McKeesport and County Police were contacted, but did not respond by this publication’s deadline.

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