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(Duquesne police photo via Facebook)
A 30-year-old man was in critical condition Friday afternoon after being shot on Route 837 in Duquesne.
Duquesne and Allegheny County police said the shooting happened just after 10:30 a.m. during an argument at a traffic light. The suspect fled in a dark-colored sedan in the direction of Homestead.
In a prepared statement, county police Inspector Andrew Schurman said that it appears the victim was driving his SUV on Route 837 when he stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Grant Street. The victim got out of his car and approached another vehicle, on foot, Schurman said.
The victim, whose name was not released, then had an argument with the man driving the vehicle and was shot once in the abdomen, police said. He was transported to a hospital trauma unit.
The other car fled the scene, Schurman said. A woman was in the passenger seat, according to police.
In a statement posted online, Duquesne police said the incident did not appear to stem from anything that happened in the city but that an arrest is "likely."
Schurman said police are looking for surveillance video from along Route 837.
The highway was closed for about two hours but reopened at 12:40 p.m., Duquesne police said.
Anyone with information is being asked to call the Allegheny County police tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers may remain anonymous. County police also may be reached via Twitter and Facebook.
Originally published May 03, 2019.