Pittsburgh shootout leads to 1 injured in car crash over Stowe hillside
A shootout between vehicles that began Monday afternoon in McKees Rocks and continued into Pittsburgh’s West End culminated with one car plummeting over a hillside in Stowe, police said.
One person who was injured in the wreck remains in “critical but stable condition” Monday night, Allegheny County Police Sgt. Venerando Costa said.
Shortly before 1 p.m., a silver Ford Escape chased a red Chevy Equinox from McKees Rocks into Pittsburgh along West Carson Street, officials said.
The initial investigation indicates that one or more people inside the silver Ford fired gunshots at the Chevy Equinox during the chase, Costa said.
“This caused the driver of the red Equinox to lose control and crash on Island Avenue while fleeing the silver Ford Escape,” Costa said in a statement.
Officers first received a report about shots fired along West Carson Street at 12:54 p.m., and arrived there to find several shell casings scattered on the street, Costa said.
Minutes later, at 1:03 p.m., Allegheny 911 dispatchers received a report of a hillside car crash just beyond the border of McKees Rocks in Stowe, officials said.
They found three occupants from a red Chevy Equinox that had slid down a Stowe hillside along Island Avenue. The car came to a rest on a hill at the back lot of a shipping container company.
Medics took one of its three occupants to a nearby hospital for injuries sustained during the crash, Costa said.
There were no further reports of injuries or gunshot wounds.
Neither the injured person nor suspects were identified.
Local police requested assistance from county detectives.
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