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SWAT Responds to Residence After Two Males Shot, Wounded

Date: December 13, 2021
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded to a report of a male shot in the 6400 block of Shetland Street around 7:20 p.m.

The victim arrived at the hospital by private means in critical condition. Medic 11 arrived on scene to transport a second male victim to the hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers applied a tourniquet until medics arrived.

SWAT was called to the scene after multiple residents exited a house and told police two males were barricaded inside, possibly armed. Multiple verbal hails were given over several hours, with negative results.

After receiving permission from a key holder to enter the residence, it was determined that no actors and no additional victims were inside. Animal Care and Control was called to attend to three dogs left in the backyard. Their owner was located to take them inside.

Major Crimes and the Crime Scene Unit arrived to process the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz