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Man, 22, critically hurt in McKeesport shooting

Paul Peirce
| Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Allegheny County and McKeesport police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a 22-year-old man early Sunday outside the Elks Lodge in McKeesport.

The county police homicide unit reported city police and paramedics were summoned to the 1100 block of Walnut Street about 2:45 a.m. after receiving dispatch reports of a shooting.

City police discovered a 22-year-old man there suffering a gunshot wound to the chest. Police said he was transported by ambulance to an area trauma center, where he was reportedly in critical condition.

County homicide detectives are investigating.

The victim was not identified.

Anyone who heard or saw any of the events leading up to the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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