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Police: Man Dies After Being Shot In The Strip District

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A man shot in the head Sunday night in the Strip District has died, Pittsburgh Police say.

Police say a Shotspotter alert sent officers to Penn Avenue last night just after 9 o'clock. It happened in the area between 27th and 28th streets.

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(Photo Credit: Jessica Guay/KDKA)

They found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital in critical condition.

However, police now say he died shortly after arriving there. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 18-year-old Ahmir Tuli.

Police have named a suspect wanted in the deadly shooting. They are looking for Mark McClendon, who police say was kicked out of Preeti's Pitt bar and restaurant on Sunday night after getting into an argument with another man.

Law enforcement says McClendon returned later and shot Tuli in the head. Tuli graduated from North Hills High School last spring.

McClendon has been charged with criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and other charges. Police say McClendon also goes by Howard Hawkins.

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