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Detectives: Motive, identity of gunman unclear
A 29-year-old man is critical condition following a shooting Tuesday morning on Evans Avenue in the city.
Allegheny County police Lt. Venerando Costa said in a prepared statement that the motive for the shooting is unknown.
McKeesport police were dispatched just after 2 a.m. to the 600 block of Evans for a report of “shots fired.”
At almost the same time, police were notified that a gunshot victim had just walked into the emergency room at UPMC McKeesport hospital.
Costa said the victim, whose name was not released, was shot multiple times.
Detectives from the Allegheny County police homicide unit learned that the victim and two friends were approaching Evans Avenue from Beacon Street when an unknown individual began firing towards the victim, striking him multiple times, Costa said.
The victim was taken to the hospital by one of his two friends, Costa said.
Police do not currently have a description of the shooter, he said.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
Originally published March 10, 2020.