Public Safety Blotter Articles

UPDATE: Gunfire in East Allegheny Leaves Two Juveniles Dead, Several Others Injured 

Date: April 17, 2022
Incident Type: Shooting(s)
Location: Zone 1

UPDATE: There were 10 gunshot victims, not 11 as previously reported. Two of those victims died in the hospital.


Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 1 were alerted to multiple ShotSpotter alerts in the 800 block of Suismon Street just after 12:30 a.m.

As responding units arrived on scene, additional shots were being registered in the immediate vicinity and several young people were observed fleeing the area on foot and by vehicle from an AirBnB property that had been rented on Suismon Street at Madison Avenue. 

Officers located gunshot victims at or near the scene who were transported to local hospitals by Pittsburgh EMS and Police. Additional gunshot victims arrived at hospitals both inside and outside of the city by private means.

Two male victims, both juveniles, were pronounced deceased in the hospital. There are at least 11 gunshot victims at time of writing, including the deceased. 

The initial investigation reveals a large party was being held at the short-term rental property, with as many as 200 people in attendance, many of them underage. As many as 50 rounds were fired inside, prompting some party-goers to jump out the windows, sustaining injuries such as broken bones and lacerations. Several more shots were fired outside the home.

The Mobile Crime Unit is processing evidence at as many as eight separate crime scenes. Detectives from Major Crimes are speaking to witnesses and reviewing any available video footage.

Officers from multiple police zones and several medic units responded to assist. Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes at (412) 323-7161. 

Any updates to this incident will be provided on the blotter and on Pittsburgh Public Safety social media platforms.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz