Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded to 911 calls for a person shot in the 5700 block of Rippey Street just after 11 a.m.
Responding officers were directed inside a residence where they located a female victim with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Violent Crime and Crime Scene unit detectives arrived to process evidence. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner transported the deceased female to the ME's Office.
Police are investigating this incident as a homicide.
The investigation is ongoing.
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