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CORRECTION: Pittsburgh Police and EMS Respond to Fatal Overnight Shooting in Elliott

Date: December 12, 2023
Incident Type: Fatal Shooting
Location: Zone 6

CORRECTION: The victim in this case is a 37-year-old male, not the previously listed 27 years of age.

Original post:

Just before 10:30 p.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 6 and EMS were dispatched to the 700 block of Lorenz Avenue for reports of a shooting.

Arriving officers located a 27-year-old male victim inside the rear of a residence off Wilna Way. He sustained several gunshot wounds—one to his back and others to his extremities. He was unconscious and not breathing.

The victim was transported by medics in critical condition to Allegheny General Hospital. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Witnesses describe an altercation between the victim and an adult male actor that preceded the shooting. The actor then fled the scene on foot.

The Mobile Crime Unit responded to process evidence at the scene.

Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit are investigating.

Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne