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1 dead, 1 hurt in McKeesport shooting

| Monday, July 17, 2017, 4:59 a.m.

A woman was killed and a man critically wounded in a shooting Sunday in McKeesport.

The shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. on Fifth Avenue, Allegheny County police said in a release.

A 23-year-old woman died after being rushed to a hospital. A 38-year-old man was in critical condition.

Authorities did not release the name of the woman who was killed.

Police believe the man was the intended target, and the woman was standing near him.

"We are exploring the possibility that this shooting may be retaliation for a previous homicide in McKeesport," police said in the release.

Witnesses told police two or three black males fled the area just after the shooting.

Police asked anyone with information to call county homicide at 412-473-1300 or McKeesport police at 412-675-5016. Callers may remain anonymous.

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