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Police, EMS, Fire Respond for Domestic Incident with Shots Fired in Perry South

Date: December 16, 2021
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 1 were called for reports of a domestic dispute in the 2600 block of Norwood Avenue where shots were fired around 5 a.m.

Arriving units were met by the male party outside the residence who told them another male inside the home fired at him. Shortly after, the female party involved in the dispute came out to speak with police. Officers were told there were an additional five people inside the house, including a baby. SWAT officers were called to the scene believing that a possible hostage situation was underway.

After establishing negotiations with the remaining adult occupants inside the home, that was determined not to be the case.The remaining individuals surrendered without incident. Everyone involved was evaluated and cleared by medics.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz