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SWAT Called Following Shooting in Crafton Heights

Date: October 27, 2023
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 6

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 6 responded to the 900 block of Woodlow Street just after 2:00 a.m. for reports of a shooting.

A 27-year-old female victim was located in an apartment with a single gunshot wound to her head. Medics transported her to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition.

The victim was shot by a known male actor during a domestic dispute. The actor then fled the residence and sought refuge in a nearby apartment.

The actor proceeded to barricade himself in the residence, initiating a SWAT response. Operators were ultimately successful in making contact with the male.

Just after 5:00 a.m., he surrendered without further incident and was taken into custody.

Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne