Allegheny County police are investigating a shooting Thursday in Avalon that injured two men, one of them critically.
On Thursday, Avalon police responded to a report of a shooting at about 12:05 p.m. at the 500 block of Girard Avenue, according to a news release. Officers found a 23-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Police said he was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
County police Lt. Venerando Costa said another person, who Lt. Costa said was responsible for the shooting, was also shot and was taken to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Police said he is 17 years old and had an apparent grazing wound to his head; he was treated and released, police said.
Lt. Costa said a SWAT team was called to search a house in the nearby 600 block of California Avenue for a possible third person. The SWAT situation concluded at about 3:30 p.m., and Lt. Costa said early Thursday evening that there is not a third person involved in the incident.
Allegheny County homicide detectives were called to assist Avalon officers and learned both individuals were in a dispute over a handgun when the shooting occurred. Police said they have recovered the gun and that the investigation is ongoing.
Police said the county District Attorney’s Office will be consulted to determine if criminal charges will be filed against either the 23-year-old man or the 17-year-old.
Anyone with more information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip line at 833-ALL-TIPS (833-255-8477). Callers can remain anonymous.
Allegheny County Police Department homicide detectives are investigating the Saturday afternoon shooting death of a Pittsburgh man in North Braddock.
Authorities said police responding to the call of shooting shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday found Theodore B. Jones, 52, of Pittsburgh, along the 1500 block of Beech St., suffering from gunshot wounds.
Jones was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital. According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner, Jones was pronounced dead at the hospital at 3:59 p.m.
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A new 15,000-square-foot Goodwill store is slated to open in the Penn Hills area with a grand opening date set for Nov. 5.
The store, located at the Penn Hills Shopping Center along Keleket Drive, is expected to create 30 new jobs.
“We are so pleased to move to into this new community. We’ve had many of our shoppers tell us it would be a good location for a Goodwill Store,” Andrew Marano, vice president of donated goods retail at Goodwill SWPA, said in a statement. “We also know there are many donors from the area who will help make this an excellent spot for a Goodwill thrift store.”
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new store will offer contact-free delivery options for donated goods via a designated drop-off point behind a nearby Giant Eagle location.
One person was trapped inside and had to be rescued by first responders on the scene, Post-Gazette news partner KDKA-TV reported.
That person and another passenger were taken to the hospital. Their conditions have not been released.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County says it learned Friday evening that 237 ballots have been challenged in the county.
A letter sent to the county says the Republican Committee of Allegheny County submitted “approximately 236” challenges about absentee/mail-in ballot voter eligibility.
The letter says the Republican Committee of Allegheny County submitted the challenges “after comparing the voter ID numbers on Allegheny County’s publicly available list of individuals who have requested absentee ballots against the voter ID numbers on the Commonwealth’s publicly available close of business voter file.”
According to the letter, the voter ID numbers don’t appear on the Commonwealth’s publicly available close of business voter file, and it says this suggests those challenged might not be registered Pennsylvania electors.
A county spokesperson says the elections office received the money required to file the challenges from the Republican Committee of Allegheny County.
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PENN HILLS, Pa. — A man died after shots were fired as he and two other people were leaving a Halloween party early Friday morning in a neighborhood in Penn Hills, police said.
The 20-year-old, who has not been identified, was shot shortly after midnight along Curtis Street.
Multiple people were trying to help the man when police got to the scene, authorities said. They were with him when he was shot.
At least one person is dead following a late-night crash along Interstate 279.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One person is dead following a late-night crash involving a tractor trailer along Interstate 279.
Pennsylvania State Police say the victim was in his 30s and was driving the car involved. Police also said that the impact was so intense that the tractor trailer itself was damaged, which they say is rare.
According to state police, the driver of the car was traveling the wrong way in the northbound lane of I-279. The tractor trailer, which was a Pepsi truck, was traveling northbound.
It was around midnight when the two crashed head-on.
“Struck each other head-on,” State Police Tpr. Melinda Bondarenka said.
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The car was crushed underneath the tractor-trailer.
“After impact, the vehicle at fault caught fire. The operator of the semi-trailer was able to get out and extinguish that fire,” said Tpr. Bondarenka.
I-279 was closed for several hours overnight, forcing early-morning drivers to take detours. It finally reopened around 6 a.m.
At this time, state police say they do not know if speed or alcohol was a factor.
As for the driver of the Pepsi truck, he’s expected to recover.
“Was transported to a local area hospital with minor injury,” Tpr. Bondarenka said.
At this point, it’s being investigated as to why the driver of that blue car was traveling the wrong way.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.