Duquesne Man Shot; Police Seek Suspect

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

Submitted photo: City of Duquesne Police, via Facebook


Allegheny County and Duquesne police are looking for a suspect in the shooting of a Duquesne man.

In a statement released on Facebook, Duquesne police said officers and paramedics were dispatched at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday to a home at the corner of Edith and Clark streets when callers reported a man in his late 20s who had been shot.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a trauma hospital, where he was in stable condition, a county police spokesman said. Duquesne police said the victim's wounds are not expected to be fatal.

Duquesne police said the same house has been shot at twice over the past few months. Several people were outside at the time of the shooting, Duquesne police said, "yet we have no meaningful leads."

There is a day care center located across the street, Duquesne police said.

Allegheny County homicide detectives are assisting the investigation.

County homicide Lt. Andrew Schurman said Wednesday night the suspect in the shooting was described as a black male with dreadlocks in his hair, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

The suspect was seen getting out of a dark-colored sedan on Clark Street just before the shooting, and the car sped away afterwards, while the shooting suspect fled on foot, Schurman said in a prepared release.

The shooter was seen exiting a dark Color sedan on Clark St just prior to shooting. The car sped away afterwards. The shooter ran on foot and was described as a black male with dreadlock hair wearing a dark “hoodie”sweatshirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS or Duquesne police at (412) 469-3774. Duquesne police said that all information will be kept anonymous, "but we need help getting these shooters off the street before innocent lives are lost."

Originally published August 02, 2018.

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