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Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in the South Side Slopes

Date: July 23, 2021
Incident Type: Homicide
Location: Zone 3

At 6:45 p.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3 responded to a ShotSpotter alert for gunfire in the 2100 block of S.18th Street in the area of Quarry Field, where kids were playing football.

Responding officers reported that a possible victim was being driven from the scene in a white Ford vehicle. 

Police Chief Scott Schubert was driving up S.18th Street toward Quarry Field when he spotted a white vehicle travelling the other direction, skirting around stopped traffic.

Chief Schubert pulled the vehicle over at S. 21st and Josephine Street to find a male victim in the passenger seat with gunshot wounds. Officers began CPR on the victim, taking turns doing chest compressions until medics arrived. 

The victim ultimately succumbed to his wounds. 

Homicide and Crime Scene Unit detectives processed evidence at both scenes.

The driver of the vehicle provided a statement to police. The vehicle was towed to the Auto Squad for processing. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz