Public Safety Blotter Articles

Multiple Shots Fired in East End

Date: August 30, 2019
Incident Type: Shots Fired
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to reports of shots fired in the East End of the city around 12:30 a.m.

A ShotSpotter notification alerted Zone 5 officers to gunfire in the 2300 block of East Hills Drive. Officers found a parked vehicle had been struck, but no victims.

Moments later, ShotSpotter alerted officers to gunfire on the 700 block of Brushton Avenue. Again, no victims were found.

Shortly after 2 a.m., a male, 51, walked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower body.

Police are investigating.

NOTE: An earlier version incorrectly stated the shots were fired at 12:30 p.m. The Blotter has been updated to accurately show the time as 12:30 a.m.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri