Share This Page

Man shot in Arnold expected to survive

| Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, 12:51 p.m.
Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch
Police investigate the scene of a shooting at Constitution Boulevard and 14th Street in Arnold, that sent one person to the hospital around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch
Police investigate the scene of a shooting at Constitution Boulevard and 14th Street in Arnold that sent one person to the hospital around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch
Police investigate the scene of a shooting at Constitution Boulevard and 14th Street in Arnold that sent one person to the hospital around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

A young man was taken by helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital on Thursday after being shot in Arnold.

Arnold police Sgt. Joe Nixon said police were notified about the shooting near a self-serve car wash in the area of 14th Street and Constitution Boulevard shortly after 10 a.m.

The victim, believed to be in his teens or early 20s and from Pittsburgh, called a cousin after he was shot. Nixon would not release the name of the victim because he may be a minor.

Nixon said the victim was shot once in the buttocks. The bullet was protruding from, but did not exit, his abdomen. Nixon said he was in too much pain to talk with police at the scene.

Nixon said paramedics believe the wound is not life-threatening. He was flown to Allegheny General Hospital, where he was reportedly in surgery.

Nixon said police recovered one 9 mm shell casing.

There were no witnesses, and police have not made any arrests, Nixon said.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4701 or brittmeyer@tribweb.com.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.