Police investigating whether Troy Hill shootings that left 1 dead were related
A Troy Hill neighborhood was rocked by gunshots early Wednesday as two shootings left one man dead and another critically wounded.
Pittsburgh police are working to determine if the shootings were related.
A man was shot and killed at 3:43 a.m. Police found him dead on Truax Way. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as Christian St. John Jenkins, 27, of Pittsburgh.
Minutes later, police were called to a home in the 1600 block of Lowrie Street where a second man had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds to the face and arm, police said. He was conscious and alert, and taken to a hospital where he was in critical but stable condition, police said.
Tess Drudy, 26, lives on Lowrie Street and was asleep at the time, but said her mother, whose bedroom faces Truax, heard a man say “no, no, no,” before the shooting. Soon the street was filled with police cars, Drudy said. Most people on Truax either weren’t at home or didn’t answer their doors, but Drudy said it’s a quiet area where the biggest problem is people driving too fast on the narrow streets.
Crews worked during the day Wednesday on a gas line replacement project that essentially closed Truax, a narrow alley. There was no visible sign that anything happened.
A woman who said she was a niece of Jenkins said the family was shaken and wasn’t ready to speak about what happened. She declined to give her name.
“His mom’s pretty tore up,” she said.
Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .