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A Braddock man is wanted by Allegheny County police in connection with a shooting Tuesday night in West Wilmerding.
Melvin McCane Jr., 36, is charged by county police with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and carrying a firearm without a license. Police said he is considered armed and dangerous.
The victim, a 45-year-old man whose name was not released by police, was in stable condition at a hospital.
North Versailles Twp. police were dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Greensburg Pike before 11 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a shooting. County detectives were asked to assist at the scene.
County police accuse McCane of going to the home to confront a former girlfriend and her current boyfriend. After an altercation, police allege that McCane shot the victim in the leg, and then fled on foot.
Police said McCane is 5-feet-7, with black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing distinctive-looking black Nike-brand shoes with a gold "swoosh" emblem. Besides Braddock, he is known to frequent North Versailles and North Braddock, police said.
Anyone who spots McCane should call 9-1-1 immediately, police said.
Originally published May 15, 2019.