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McKeesport police investigate shooting

Police inspect a car parked on Union Avenue in McKeesport that had its window shattered, apparently by gunfire, on Wednesday evening.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014, 4:41 a.m.

Police are investigating a Wednesday evening shooting that hospitalized a McKeesport man.

Someone opened fire around 6:13 p.m. on two men who were in the area of Sixth and Union avenues.

A 26-year-old city man was hit in the buttocks and taken by ambulance to UPMC Mercy with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Along with the victim, a 20-year-old Pittsburgh man was grazed by the gunfire but not injured. He was examined by medics at the scene and released.

McKeesport police Chief Bryan Washowich said neither victim reported knowing or seeing the shooter. Washowich said the two men ran when the shooting started and were located nearby in the 900 block of Bellview Street.

A Chevrolet coupe parked along Union Avenue had its window shattered, apparently by the gunfire.

Residents in the neighborhood reported hearing five to eight shots. One neighbor said she heard a series of shots followed by one louder bang.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call McKeesport police at 412-675-5015.

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

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