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SWAT Called to East Hills after Shooting and Possible Barricaded Suspect

Date: November 3, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting / SWAT
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded for a Shotspotter alert for a shot fired in the 2500 block of Park Hill Drive around 12:30 a.m.

Responding officers located a male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to the hospital by EMS in stable condition.

While still on scene, officers received information that the shot may have been fired from inside a residence on that block. They made contact with a female who exited the residence in question to speak with officers.

SWAT was called in when it was believed there may be another individual armed inside that same residence. After some time, SWAT negotiators received information that there was, in fact, a male inside.

After verbal hails, police eventually made contact with a male suspect inside the residence. Both the male and the female were detained for questioning.

The investigation is ongoing.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz