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Police Follow Suspect After Shots Fired

Date: October 20, 2019
Incident Type: Shots Fired
Location: Zone 5

Shortly after 3 a.m. on October 20, Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 5 were in the area of the 100 block of Putnam Street when they heard multiple shots fired.

Officers observed a vehicle from which the shots appeared to be originating. They  followed the vehicle as it took off toward Homewood, with additional units joining for backup.

After winding around several streets, the vehicle crashed at Oakwood Street and Haverhill Street and the suspect, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, got out and fled on foot.

A K-9 unit initiated a search for the suspect, but he was not apprehended.

No victims were discovered at the original scene on Putnam and the surrounding area. 

The investigation continues.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz