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Man wounded in New Kensington shooting early Saturday

Mary Ann Thomas
| Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
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New Kensington police are investigating a nonfatal shooting early Saturday in the 900 block of Third Avenue.

A man was shot in the leg and taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh's North Side, according to New Kensington police.

The man's condition, although not life-threatening, was unknown to police later Saturday.

Police declined to release the victim's identity and said they still were investigating the incident.

The management of the New Kensington Elks, located in the 900 block, said shots were heard about 2:30 a.m. The lodge patrons had left by that point, according to Karsten Smith, chairman of the Elks lodge.

There were no problems in the lodge earlier, nor were lodge patrons involved in the shooting, he said.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4691, mthomas@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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