Two people shot Downtown
A man and a woman who told police they were shot by a man who tried to rob them in Downtown on Tuesday night are expected to survive, Pittsburgh police said.
The man, who appeared to have been shot once in the back of the head and twice in the side, and the woman, who had been shot in the stomach, ran to the corner of Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street, where they were found by police shortly before 8 p.m., officers said.
The man was taken to UPMC Mercy, Uptown, where he underwent surgery, police Lt. Daniel M. Herrmann said. The woman was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, North Side, for treatment, police Sgt. Bill Gorman said.
Both were conscious and talking when police arrived, Gorman said.
The pair told police they had been smoking marijuana with at least one other man on the ramp leading from the Andy Warhol Bridge — also known as the Seventh Street Bridge — to the walkway along the Allegheny River, Herrmann said. They told officers the other man tried to rob them before he began shooting.
Several small-caliber shell casings were found on the walkway, Herrmann said.
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