One Dead in Duquesne Shooting; Man's Death Ruled Homicide

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

(Updated 10 p.m. Sunday)

A Pittsburgh man died following a shooting Saturday afternoon in Duquesne.

A spokesman for the Allegheny County police said Duquesne police and McKeesport paramedics were dispatched to the 1100 block of Grant Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. when callers to 9-1-1 reported that a man had been shot.

When police and paramedics arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office on Sunday identified the victim as Bronson Szallar, 22. A spokesperson said Szallar was found near the intersection of Pitts Avenue and Wilmot Street. Szallar's death has been ruled a homicide.

Police said the victim was sitting in a car when he was shot.

He was taken by ambulance to UPMC McKeesport hospital but died of his injuries before 6 p.m., the medical examiner's office said.

According to posts on a school website, Szallar, who also went by the name Bron Swanson, was a 2015 graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy in eastern Pennsylvania, where he was a running back on the varsity football team.

Allegheny County police homicide detectives are investigating. Two dark-skinned men were seen fleeing the scene toward the baseball field on Belmont Avenue following the shooting, police said.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

Originally published September 23, 2018.

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