1 person wounded in Lower Burrell burglary attempt
By Chuck Biedka
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
A Lower Burrell man was shot in the arm during an attempted burglary early Wednesday, and police are looking for his assailant.
The break-in happened just before 4 a.m. at 164 Westbrook Road, which is off of Leechburg Road.
Police Lt. Robert Galvanek said the incident “wasn't a random act.”
“They were targeted by the suspect (suspects),” said Westmoreland County Detective John Clark.
Galvanek said the 22-year-old victim and a 20-year-old man were staying in a rented house. The men woke up to hear at least one man breaking in.
The victim wrestled with a masked intruder, and the 22-year-old was shot when the burglar's handgun fired.
Galvanek said the wounded man was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for a wound to his arm and then released.
Police declined to identify the men in the house or give a suspect description.
Officers and detectives were working on multiple leads.
Clark said county detectives searched the house for fingerprints and other evidence and are otherwise assisting the Lower Burrell's detectives.
Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- ‘Cross on the Hill’ a special sight for residents
- Renter tries to battle New Kensington house fire
- PennDOT wants Rock Airport in West Deer to remain open
- Alle-Kiski Valley economic development group honored for police training
- Lower Burrell restaurant’s noise subject of Liquor Control Board hearing
- Avonmore parents enter disabled child in contest for wheelchair-accessible van
- 4-year-old’s death from brain cancer won’t stop fight in her name
- Kiski Valley native in wheelchair persists to save life, forge bond
- Ballot issue to seek 0.25-mill property tax increase to support Springdale Free Public Library
- Stork has arrived at Harmar eagle nest
- Agreement nears on Springdale police chief’s duties