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Police Responded To A Shotspotter Alert and Detected a Natural Gas Odor

Date: September 11, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Police responded to a Shotspotter alert for the 3000 block of Shadeland Avenue just after midnight.

Responding Zone 1 officers found evidence of a shooting. Upon investigating the scene, police detected a strong odor of natural gas.

Police noticed a meter on a home had been struck by a round. Officers then evacuated nearby homes. Firefighters arrived and quickly shutoff the gas. The gas company arrived, inspected the damage and repaired the meter. There were no reported injuries and residents were allowed back into their homes.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews