Public Safety Blotter Articles

UPDATE: Police Respond for Reports of Active Shooter During Block Party

Date: September 5, 2020
Incident Type: Active Shooter
Location: Zone 2

UPDATE: The male who was detained at the scene was identified, questioned, and released. The investigation is ongoing.

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 2 responded to the area of Perry Street and Wylie Avenue for reports of an active shooter around midnight.

SWAT operators and EMS were called to the scene.

When responding units arrived they found between 300-500 people dispersing from a block party in that area after approximately 40 shots were fired. One person was taken into custody.

After a block by block search by officers, no victims were located in the area where the shots were fired, but a male with a gunshot wound to the arm arrived at the hospital around 1:20 a.m. and said he was shot in the Hill District.

The Crime Scene Unit processed the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz