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Man Treated For Gunshot Wound After Suspect Fires Gun Through Door

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - First responders had to treat a man for a gunshot wound to the shoulder after someone fired a gun through the door of a home in Beechview.

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, just before 10:00 p.m., they were called to the 1500 block of Alton Street for reports of a man shot.

Once they arrived, they found a man in the front yard of a home who had been shot in the shoulder. Neighbors believe he ran outside to try to get their attention since they usually hang out on the porch.

Police treated the man, who was conscious and alert at the time.

He told police he was inside of his home when someone shot through his door, hitting him in the shoulder.

Jason Merced lives three doors down and says he heard five shots. He says it's unheard of for something like this to happen on his street.

"Here, in this neighborhood, it's unusual because we barely have cops come by here. It's a nice quiet neighborhood. How it is now is how it usually is. For that to happen, especially so close is a shock," said Merced.

The man was taken to the hospital in stable condition and Pittsburgh Police are investigating the incident.


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