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Public Safety Investigating Ambulance Collision

Date: November 14, 2019
Incident Type: Ambulance Collision
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Public Safety is investigating a collision between two ambulances following a double shooting in Homewood on Wednesday night.

Pittsburgh Police and EMS responded to the shooting near the intersection of Kelly and Collier streets Wednesday night around 10:40 p.m.

First responders found a male who was declared dead at the scene and a female who had been shot and was in critical condition.

Medic 1 began transporting the female victim to a local hospital. Medic 11 followed.

While receiving treatment in the ambulance, the patient went into cardiac arrest.

After the patient went into cardiac arrest, Medic 1 and Medic 11 collided near the intersection of N Braddock Avenue and Finance Street. Both vehicles sustained flat tires. Another ambulance responded to transport the patient to the hospital, where the patient was declared dead.

It is unclear why the vehicles collided or whether anyone was at fault.

The collision did not affect, interfere with or halt treatment to the patient as medics continued administering aid until the new ambulance arrived.

Public Safety, including Police and EMS, are investigating.

Regarding the shooting: No arrests have been made at this time. Violent Crimes Unit detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call police at (412) 323-7800.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri