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Suspects sought in Homestead shooting

| Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 1:36 a.m.

Police are seeking two suspects in connection with a shooting at the Ragtime Saloon in Homestead early Wednesday.

A man was wounded in the buttocks when two men attempted to rob a customer.

Homestead police Chief Jeff DeSimone said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. as activity was winding down.

“It wasn't a busy night,” the chief said. “Things were finishing up.”

Witnesses told police some patrons were eating when one of the two suspects pulled a gun and demanded money from another patron.

Someone reportedly batted the gun to the floor. It was retrieved by the other suspect, who fired it. A man who was with the victim of the attempted robbery was struck.

Information about the extent of the injury was not available.

Police said the two culprits fled the bar, which is located in the 800 block of Amity Street, and ran toward Ninth Avenue, where they reportedly fled in a vehicle.

No description of the suspects or the getaway vehicle was available.

Allegheny County police are investigating but could not be reached for comment by presstime.

Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or eslagle@tribweb.com.

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