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Police Investigate Fight, Shots Fired at Nightclub

Date: January 5, 2020
Incident Type: Shots Fired, Fight
Location: Zone 2

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report of a large fight followed by shots fired at a nightclub on the 100 block of 7th Street just before 1 a.m.

Officers from Zone 2 found a large group of people outside.

Per the initial investigation: A large fight involving patrons and bouncers started inside the nightclub and moved outside. During the fight, a male pulled out a gun and fired. No one was struck. Police recovered casings in the street.

As police arrived, a person pointed to a yellow vehicle and stated that the occupant had a gun. Officers stopped the vehicle, recovered a firearm and detained the occupant. However, witness statements and video indicate the man did not fire his gun. His registered gun did not match the casings, and multiple witnesses confirmed that he had not fired.

Police continue to interview witnesses and collect video. No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who might have witnessed this fight or shooting is asked to call Zone 2 detectives at (412) 255-2827.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri