North Side man charged with attempted homicide in Downtown Pittsburgh shooting
Pittsburgh police have charged a North Side man with attempted homicide and other crimes in connection with a Downtown shooting on Monday night that sent another man to the hospital with serious injuries.
Investigators believe the victim, whose name was not released, was shot several times by Michael McCullough, 35, after the pair argued near the bustling intersection of Liberty Avenue and Seventh Street.
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For about an hour after the 8:45 p.m. shooting, police had the crime scene across the street from Port Authority of Allegheny County’s Wood Street “T” light-rail station roped off as they gathered evidence and canvassed the area for possible witnesses.
The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical but stable condition for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Alicia George, a spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Public Safety.
Following the shooting, officers from the Zone 1 station in the North Side detained McCullough for questioning.
He was charged with aggravated assault, attempted criminal homicide and recklessly endangering another person.
McCullough faces a March 14 preliminary hearing on the charges.
Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .