Suspect arrested in Pittsburgh Fourth of July shooting
A North Side man wanted in connection with a double shooting on the Fourth of July after a fireworks show in Pittsburgh turned himself in to police Monday, officials said.
Camerin Caldwell, 18, was wanted on firearms violations and two counts each of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
He turned himself in to city police around 4:15 p.m., according to a news release.
The charges against Caldwell stem from a July 4 shooting in which two people were wounded in Downtown’s Agnes R. Katz Plaza.
Pittsburgh police said Caldwell shot an 18-year-old man and 16-year-old boy shortly after 11 p.m. in the 700 block of Penn Avenue.
The man and boy were taken to local hospitals in critical condition in what Pittsburgh police Major Crimes Commander Victor Joseph called a “ridiculous act of senseless violence.”
Police said the 16-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and the 18-year-old man was shot six times in the body.
Police said the shooting was likely connected to fights earlier that night instigated by music from two opposing groups.
Police said one altercation took place in Point State Park near the end of a fireworks display, and the groups ran into each other again at the plaza later.
Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the city’s Violent Crimes Unit at 412-323-7161.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .