UPDATED: The victim's identity has now been released. 4:30 p.m.
A 26-year-old McKeesport man was found dead in an alley off of Beaver Street on Monday morning.
The Allegheny County medical examiner's office has identified the victim as Andrew J. Jefferson.
In a prepared statement, Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman said city police and paramedics were dispatched to the 1800 block of Forte Alley at 12:24 a.m. Monday for a report of "shots being fired."
When they arrived, Schurman said, they found a man, later identified as Jefferson, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim did not have any identification when he was found, Schurman said. The motive for the shooting is not yet known, he said.
Anyone with information is being asked to call the Allegheny County police tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous, Schurman said.
Originally published October 01, 2018.