Wilkinsburg man killed in Penn Hills shooting | TribLIVE.com

Wilkinsburg man killed in Penn Hills shooting

Tawnya Panizzi
Police are investigating a homicide along Blackadore Street in Penn Hills on Aug. 12, 2019.

A Wilkinsburg man was shot and killed early Monday in Penn Hills, according to authorities.

Curtiss E. Meeks Jr., 48, was pronounced dead at the scene early Monday when police found him in the street with several gunshot wounds.

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of Blackadore Avenue, Penn Hills police Chief Howard Burton said.

An Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s report said Meeks died at 2:20 a.m.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification near North Wheeler Street. At the same time, Allegheny County 911 received calls of shots fired on Blackadore, county police Lt. Kenneth Ruckel said.

Allegheny County police are continuing to investigate a motive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the county police tip line at 1-833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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