Tattoo artist killed in early-morning shooting in Stowe |

Tattoo artist killed in early-morning shooting in Stowe

Madasyn Czebiniak
Police are investigating after a man was shot several times in Stowe Township on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

A local tattoo artist was shot after he finished giving another man a tattoo early Wednesday morning in Stowe Township, Allegheny County police said

The shooting was reported just after 2:30 a.m. at 127 McKinnie Ave.

Police and paramedics who went to the scene found the 31-year-old victim on the second floor of the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.

According to county homicide detectives, the victim had just finished giving a man a tattoo on the home’s second floor. After doing so, the man pulled out a gun and shot the victim multiple times, police said.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male. He is about 6 feet, 1 inch tall with a thin build, sandy colored hair, green eyes, freckles and multiple tattoos.

He has one tattoo above his left eye that reads “Trinity” and a tattoo of the face of Jesus behind his right ear, police said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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