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Police Respond to Shooting Victim in Bloomfield

Date: October 19, 2019
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded just before 1:30 a.m. for reports of a gunshot wound victim who had arrived at a local hospital by private means.

Once at the hospital, officers learned a male victim in his 30's had received a gunshot wound to the leg. He had arrived in stable condition. He told police he and his girlfriend were inside a residence on the 4500 block of Friendship Avenue when a male came to the door. Once inside, the victim says there was an altercation and the male suspect shot him in the leg. The relationship between the suspect and the victim is not known.

The victim's girlfriend says they quickly left the house and she drove him to the hospital. 

Out of an abundance of caution, SWAT unit members were called to ensure that the suspect was not still inside the residence. 

Once the residence was deemed safe, members of the Crime Scene Unit arrived to process the scene. 

GVI detectives will continue the investigation.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz