TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Man shot days after Clairton community marches for peace

Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Allegheny County and Clairton police cavass the scene of a shooting along Miles Avenue in the Century Town Homes complex on Tuesday afternoon.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Allegheny County and Clairton police cavass the scene of a shooting along Miles Avenue in the Century Town Homes complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - A forensic investigator walks away from the scene of a shooting along Miles Avenue in Clairton on Tuesday afternoon.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>A forensic investigator walks away from the scene of a shooting along Miles Avenue in Clairton on Tuesday afternoon.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Allegheny County police Assistant Superintendent James Morton, second from left, talks with Clairton and county police on the scene of a shooting on Tuesday afternoon.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Allegheny County police Assistant Superintendent James Morton, second from left, talks with Clairton and county police on the scene of a shooting on Tuesday afternoon.

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

McKeesport Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 2:41 a.m.
 

Despite a weekend March Against Murder officials hoped would help promote peace and unity within the city, another man was shot Tuesday in Clairton.

Officers responded to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. along Miles Avenue. Police said the victim was transported via medical helicopter to an area trauma center.

Allegheny County Police assistant superintendent James Morton said the victim was in serious condition from a single gunshot wound.

“The victim went up to 3505 Miles Ave., went to the door, went inside and there was some type of altercation with the female,” Morton said. “He exited the residence. As far as we know at this time, he was outside still yelling at the people inside, and (someone) came and shot him one time and fled the scene. We're trying to identify the actor.

“We're questioning a number of people that were in the residence and of course a bunch of the neighbors,” he said. “He was in the residence arguing with somebody, and another concerned party shot him. Somebody has to know who (that person) was.”

No further information about the victim or any suspect was available at presstime.

Clairton, Allegheny County, Glassport and Jefferson Hills police responded.

Neighbors, who did not want to be identified, called the shooting an unfortunate situation.

“We're out of here. We got little ones,” a woman said.

Clairton hosted a March Against Murder along Miller Avenue Saturday afternoon. More than 100 people came out in an effort to promote peace and unity and an end to bloodshed.

Mayor Rich Lattanzi said he was disappointed to hear about Tuesday's shooting.

“We as a city seemed poised to move ahead, and once again we have some people who just don't get it,” Lattanzi said. “To try and take someone's life is unjustified and senseless. By percentages, these people represent a small group, but on one hand they make such a negative impact on our town. They just don't get it.”

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Allegheny County police at 412-473-3000 or Clairton police at 412-233-6213.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Mon Yough school districts, nonprofits getting by for now with no state budget
  2. Local reminisce about Glassport pool
  3. Mifflin Road project is on schedule, within budget
  4. Homestead Cemetery board files for bankruptcy
  5. More work to begin on Homestead-Duquesne Road
  6. Steel Valley extends superintendent’s contract
  7. Elizabeth Township business forum draws a crowd
  8. 4-D Theater debuts at Kennywood
  9. McKeesport radio station asks FCC for permission to go dark at night
  10. Elizabeth Forward community offers support to family of drowning victim
  11. Charges held against 3 in McKeesport business robbery