PITTSBURGH, PA – Three people were shot overnight in an incident currently under investigation by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad. Police believe the shootings, which occurred at two locations, involved two people who were shooting at each other.
An innocent bystander was shot and a 7-month-old baby had minor cuts from glass from a car window.
Shots were initially reported shortly after 9 p.m. near the Uni-Mart at 748 Brownsville Road in Knoxville. The rear passenger side window of vehicle in the store’s parking lot was shot out. The driver, a 47-year-old White female, and front seat passenger, a 27-year-old White female, were unharmed. The passenger’s 7-month-old baby was uninjured but hit by broken glass. Paramedics treated the baby at the scene. The mother and child are from Bon Air. The driver is from Dormont.
At approximately 9:15 p.m., more shots were reported in the 200 block of Michigan Street. At this scene, a 22-year-old Black male sustained a gunshot wound to his lower back. The investigation has determined him to be an innocent bystander who had been walking from his home to a nearby bus stop. He is being treated at Allegheny General Hospital where he is in stable condition.
Detectives believe two shooting victims who arrived at UPMC Mercy by private means are actors in the shooting. One, a 20-year-old Black male from Allentown, was shot in the neck and is in critical condition. The other, a 21-year-old Black male from Penn Hills, was shot in the leg and is in stable condition.