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Police Respond for Shotspotter Alert, Armed Carjacking in Sheraden 

Date: July 15, 2021
Incident Type: Carjacking
Location: Zones 6, 1
Summary:

Just before 10 p.m, Zone 6 officers responded to a Shotspotter notification for the 3100 block of Ashlyn Street.

Once on scene, they located a shell casing and were notified by dispatch that a male victim had left the immediate area, but wished to speak with police.

He told officers he was held at gunpoint by two male actors who fired a shot into the ground and stole his vehicle. 

The vehicle was later found in a ditch in the 3000 block of Shadeland Avenue in Zone 1. The occupants fled on foot.

The vehicle was secured and towed to the Auto Squad to be processed.

The investigation is ongoing. 


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2021-07-15
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov