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Police: Penn Hills Shooting Victim Was Leaving Halloween Party

PENN HILLS (KDKA) - One person was shot and killed along Curtis Street in Penn Hills early on Friday morning.

According to Allegheny County Police, officers were called to the 200 block of Curtis Street just after midnight for reports of someone shot.

Once they arrived, they found a 20-year-old man with gunshot wounds. He has been identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office as Deondre Stewart of Wilkinsburg.

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He was assisted by multiple people, taken to an area hospital, and later died from his injuries.

Normally described as a quiet area of Penn Hills, tire marks, pieces of a vehicle and crime scene tape show just how much activity there was overnight. A neighbor tells KDKA there were numerous cars parked along the street, and that several of them were damaged by bullets.

"Never had a problem, I've lived here for a long time, never had a problem at all," a neighbor, who does not want to be identified, said.

They say they heard at least six gunshots.

"What sounded like fireworks, and I looked out the window, and there was a man laying there in the driveway up the street," the neighbor said.

Police towed three cars from the scene.

It's believed the victim was leaving a Halloween party on Curtis Street along with two other people. As they left, shots were fired.

A Dodge Charger attempted to flee the scene and crashed into a tree. It was abandoned and now police are working to figure out who was in the car at the time of the incident.

"It was a loud party," said the unidentified neighbor. "I was waiting for something to happen. They were kids, they couldn't be over 20, 25."

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-255-8477.

At this time, officers have not released information on a motive.

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