Police pursue shooting suspects into Munhall
Five suspects in a Friday afternoon shooting incident in Swissvale were apprehended after a chase through several towns, including Munhall.
Swissvale police were responding to a call for shots fired along Woodstock Street.
That department deferred questions to Allegheny County police, who were unavailable for comment at presstime.
Munhall police reported they were pursuing a black Yukon Denali along Eighth Avenue, up Whitaker Way and along Hilltop Street around 3 p.m. when several suspects fled on foot.
An Allegheny County Sheriff's deputy reportedly spotted the vehicle.
Homestead and Munhall K-9 units searched the area. Whitaker and Rankin police assisted.
Trib Total Media news exchange partner WPXI-11 reported two people were taken into custody along the Homestead side of the Rankin Bridge.
No further information, including where the other three suspects were apprehended, was available at presstime.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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