UPDATE 12/2/15: After consultation with the District Attorney’s Office, Pittsburgh Police have arrested Anthony Mohamed, 26, of Hazelwood and charged him with aggravated assault, criminal attempt homicide, and recklessly endangering another person. The investigation is still ongoing.
UPDATE 12/1/15: The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is aggressively investigating the Thanksgiving shooting of a cab driver in Hazelwood and will issue further information when it can, as long as that release of information does not jeopardize the ongoing investigation. The Police Bureau and the City of Pittsburgh take all acts -- or threatened acts -- of hatred or violence very seriously.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. in Hazelwood.
According to the preliminary information from the investigation, a male cab driver was driving outbound on Second Avenue when he was struck in the back by a bullet as he drove between Flowers Avenue and Tecumseh Street. The bullet also blew out the vehicle's rear window, causing investigators to believe the shooter was not inside the vehicle. The victim was able to drive a few more blocks to the intersection of Second and Mansion and flagged someone down for help.
Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy. He was alert and conscious in stable condition. No further information is available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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