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23-year-old shot dead on porch in Homewood

Natasha Lindstrom
| Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 7:39 a.m.

Pittsburgh police are investigating the fatal shooting Wednesday night of a 23-year-old man in Homewood.

Police responded to a Shot Spotter alert of shots fired shortly before 8 p.m. on Inglenook Place, Public Safety spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said. They found the victim lying on the porch of a home with multiple gunshot wounds.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Savon Lamont Martin of Homewood. Paramedics pronounced Martin dead at the scene. Martin died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, trunk and extremities, according to the Medical Examiner's office.

Several people, including children, were inside the home when the shooting happened, Schaffer said. No one else was injured.

The police department's Violent Crime Unit is investigating. Officials did not name suspects or provide any suspect descriptions.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-8514 or nlindstrom@tribweb.com.

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