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Pregnant Woman Crashes Car After Being Shot Along Route 65; Allegheny Co. Police Investigating

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

LEETSDALE (KDKA) -- A pregnant woman and young man were injured in a shooting and vehicle crash late last night along Route 65.

It all started just before 11:30 p.m. Monday when Leetsdale officers rushed to the intersection Route 65 and Broad Street over reports of gunfire.

"Blam, blam, blam," said neighbor Charles Clifford, describing the shooting behind his house. "About 30 seconds later, you hear 'boom, boom, boom,' but it was further down the boulevard. I tried to pay attention and there was three more shots."

Clifford said his son made the 911 call to police.

"Cops wanted to know where the shooting took place and he showed them, 'cause he saw it all," he said.

A short time later, Ohio Township police officers and paramedics were sent to the intersection of Route 65 and Camp Horne Road in Emsworth for an accident related to the shooting.

Route 65 Leetsdale Crash Shooting
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That's where the victim crashed her car.

The 19-year-old pregnant woman was shot in the neck and chest, Allegheny County Police said. A 20-year-old man was also injured in the crash.

Both were taken to local hospitals. The man has since been released, but the pregnant woman remains in stable condition.

According to police, their red Hyundai Sonata was headed north on Route 65 when a second vehicle approached them and fired multiple shots.

Police say the suspect vehicle took off while the victim's vehicle went on to crash.

"They found all the casings down there," Clifford said about the shooting before the crash. "If they go down the boulevard real close, they would probably find more in different spots."

Officers are looking for a 2019 silver-colored Kia Optima with the license plate LME-4338. Investigators say it may have damage to the left side.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477).

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