Public Safety Blotter Articles

Three People Shot on North Side

Date: March 9, 2021
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 1

UPDATE (March 13, 12:55 p.m.): One of the shooting victims, William Howell, was released from the hospital Friday afternoon and arrested for his role in the shooting. Howell was transported to PBP headquarters for an interview and then transported to the Allegheny County Jail without incident.


ORIGINAL POST: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert and numerous 9-1-1 calls for gunfire on the 500 block of East Ohio Street around 9:20 p.m.

Responding officers from Zone 1 located three shooting victims, one on East Ohio Street and two near the intersection of James and Suismon streets. Medics transported the victims, all males, to a local hospital, two in critical condition and one in stable condition.

The Crime Scene Unit processed the scene for evidence. Violent Crime Unit detectives responded and are leading the investigation.

No arrests at this time, but the investigation is active and ongoing.

Suismon Street was closed between James and Middle streets while police investigated.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri