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Police Believe McKeesport Man Was Shot in Rankin, But Say Witness Isn't Cooperating

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
October 15, 2018
Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport man is dead following a drive-by shooting Saturday morning that police believe happened near the Rankin Bridge.

Dijuan Bray, 24, died Sunday afternoon at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Oakland, of wounds sustained in the incident, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Allegheny County police said Bray was a passenger in a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, similar to the one pictured below, when someone shot at him and the driver.

In a prepared statement, county police Lt. Andrew Schurman said Bray and the driver arrived at the emergency room at UPMC McKeesport Hospital at 3:42 a.m. Saturday. Both were suffering gunshot wounds to the head, Schurman said.

(Police believe that a dark blue Chevrolet Colorado --- similar to this one --- was shot at Saturday morning on the Rankin Bridge. General Motors photo.)

The driver, whose name was not released, is a 33-year-old man, Schurman said. His wounds were not life-threatening, Schurman said.

Bray was taken to Presbyterian hospital in critical condition.

McKeesport and Allegheny County police responded to the hospital, but Schurman said the driver "was less then cooperative with investigators" and detectives are unsure what the motive was.

Detectives learned that approximately 10 minutes before Bray and the driver arrived at the McKeesport ER, callers reported that shots were fired on the Rankin Bridge. Police found broken window glass and other evidence of a shooting, Schurman said.

Anyone who was in the area of the Rankin Bridge around 3:35 a.m. Sunday and may have seen a shooting, or a dark blue Chevrolet Colorado leaving the scene, is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers can remain anonymous, Schurman said.

Originally published October 15, 2018.

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