Three people are dead after a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Homewood South neighborhood early Friday.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the three people killed in Homewood South on Dec. 31 as Nandi Fitzgerald, 28, Denzel Nolan Jr., 13, and Tatiana Hill, 28.
A family member of two of the victims said that her sister and nephew were among the three. Wand Fitzgerald identified the mother and son as Nandi Fitzgerald and Denzel Nolan Jr.
Police are continuing to investigate. Details of any possible suspects have not been released.
Neighbors and community leaders, including Mayor-elect Ed Gainey met on Hamilton Avenue and Braddock Avenue to show their support for the victims’ families.
“We can’t go into the new year showing this is what we’re about. This is not us. We are a community of love,” Sheldon Oliver said.
Oliver organized what he called a “love gathering.”
“I never imagined it when I made a post asking what happened on Hamilton, I never knew we would have three victims murdered, so for me again I felt hurt,” said Amber Sloan, with the ‘MadeIt’ organization.
When police arrived to Hamilton Avenue around 4 a.m., they first found a woman who had been shot in the head. Then, while searching the house, SWAT officers found the two other victims. Medics pronounced all three dead at the scene.
Community leaders accepted donations for the family while gathering Friday night. GoFundMe pages have also been set up to raise money for the families of the victims.
“We’re just coming together to show strength in Pittsburgh as a community, as a people, as us,” Oliver said.