Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Investigate Fatal Overnight Shooting in Duquesne Heights

Date: May 17, 2024
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 3
Summary:

Just before 4:00 a.m., Pittsburgh Police, Fire, and EMS were dispatched to the 200 block of Plymouth Street in Duquesne Heights for a resident calling to state an unknown male had knocked at the door asking for Police and EMS assistance.

Responders arrived at the home and located an adult male victim with gunshot wounds to his stomach and arm. He was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

Officers searching the area located a crime scene in the 1400 block of Virginia Avenue at a residence with obvious signs of forced entry. An unresponsive adult male was located inside. Shortly after, medics arrived and pronounced him deceased.

The victim’s identity will be released by the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner.

The Mobile Crime Unit was called to process all evidence, including recovered shell casings.

Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating and the investigation is ongoing.


Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne

2024-05-17
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov