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Man Dead Following Downtown Shooting

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
April 23, 2022
Posted in: Crime and Police News

A city man died Friday afternoon following a shooting on a Downtown street in broad daylight.

Michael Gunter, 22, of McKeesport was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh about an hour after the incident, the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said.

Allegheny County police said Gunter was shot at about 1:35 p.m. near the corner of Fifth Avenue and Market Street. His assailant then fled the area, police said.

Witnesses described multiple shots being fired. Police closed the intersection and re-routed traffic as the investigation continued on Friday. Officers searched the area around the Jerome Avenue Bridge following the incident.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.

Originally published April 23, 2022.

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