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Man, 58, shot dead through his home’s door in Rankin |

Man, 58, shot dead through his home’s door in Rankin

Natasha Lindstrom

A man died Monday night after getting shot through his home’s front door in Rankin, police said.

Shortly before 7 p.m., police and paramedics responded to a residence in the 300 block of Fifth Avenue after receiving a report that a man had been shot there, Allegheny County Police Inspector Andrew Schurman said.

Officials found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He died at the scene, police said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the victim Tuesday morning as Wilbert Barber, 58.

“At this point, it is believed the victim was shot through his door after responding to a knock at the door,” Schurman said. “The motive is not clear at this point.”

No further details were immediately available.

County homicide detectives are investigating.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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