1 dead, 3 injured in spate of overnight shootings across Pittsburgh – TribLIVE

1 dead, 3 injured in spate of overnight shootings across Pittsburgh - TribLIVE
Series Of Overnight Shootings Send 4 People To Hospitals
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A young womandied and three men were injured in a spate of shootings early Friday across Pittsburgh, authorities said.

2 wounded in Allentown shooting; business shot up

The fatal shooting happened shortly after 3 a.m. near the intersection of South 27th and Jane streets on the city’s South Side, according to police.

Two friends drove 18-year-old Morgan Dunn, of McKeesport, to UPMC Mercy where she was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later, authorities said.

The fatal shooting capped a night of gunfire that began two hours earlier in the city’s Allentown neighborhood. Officers responded about 1:15 a.m. to shots fired on East Warrington Avenue, according to Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri.

The shooting happened about two blocks from the Zone 3 police station. Police found no victims, but the window of a business was shot, police said.

A little over an hour later and a quarter-mile away, police responded to a ShotSpotter notification and 911 calls for a shooting on Loyal Way, Togneri said.

There, officers found two injured men – one was shot in the arm and the other was shot in the leg, he said. Paramedics took both to the hospital in stable condition.

The third incident happened about 2:45 a.m. on Liberty Avenue in the Central Business District.. Togneri said police and paramedics found a man who’d been shot in the buttocks. He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for evaluation.

In that shooting, 24-year-old Andre Jamal Walker was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and receiving stolen property.

No other arrests have been made. Togneri said investigators do not believe the shootings are related.

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are investigating after a series of shootings overnight in the City of Pittsburgh sent four people to local hospitals, and left one of them dead.

A young woman was shot at the corner of Jane and S. 27th Street in the South Side Flats. It happened around 3 a.m. behind the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community Center. She later died from her injuries.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified her as 18-year-old Morgan Dunston of McKeesport. STK Embrace Life reports that Dunston was set to graduate from high school next week.

Around five or six shots hit the building. The bullets shattered glass, which could be seen glistening on the ground nearby.

“You can see the glass and a few went through the walls,” Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community Center Pastor Jeff Eddings said.

“The building is going to be fine, concern is more like with those involved and the victim that was shot,” he said.

People that KDKA talked to say there was some type of party or gathering in the parking lot around the time of the shooting.

Just before that fatal shooting, police say one person was detained for questioning in connection with a shooting on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

One had been shot in the arm. The other was shot in the leg. Both were taken to a hospital in stable condition.

That shooting happened just over an hour after a report of shots being fired just a few blocks north.

Several bullets struck the front window of the Hilltop Tavern on East Warrington Avenue, near Allen Street. Police say it happened around 1:15 a.m.

Shooting on dale street in McKeesport around 3am (Same time), 10-12 shots fired. Police investigated but not sure suspect was apprehended.


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