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Dozens of shots fired into McKeesport house

| Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:41 a.m.

A woman was treated for a knee wound early Thursday after dozens of shots were fired into a McKeesport home.

According to city police, the incident occurred about 2:05 a.m. in the 1700 block of Scott Street.

A 23-year-old woman inside the house was struck in the left leg and taken by ambulance to UPMC McKeesport where she was treated and released. Another occupant who was with the victim at the time of the shooting was uninjured.

The victim told police she and her friend had just returned to the house from a bar and were lying on a couch in a first-floor living room when the shooting started, according to police reports.

Investigators reported that when they arrived at the scene, they found “the living room was shot up” and that there were multiple holes in the walls inside the house. There were numerous bullet holes in the front and side of the house and through a side window, according to police reports.

Police recovered 27 spent shell casings and one live round of ammunition in the street outside the residence. Bullet fragments were recovered inside the home.

There have been no arrests in the incident and McKeesport police Lt. Tim Hanna said police aren't yet aware of the motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call McKeesport Police Department 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 eslagle@tribweb.com.

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