North Side man charged with attempted homicide in Downtown Pittsburgh shooting |

North Side man charged with attempted homicide in Downtown Pittsburgh shooting

Natasha Lindstrom
Police search for evidence such as shell casings as they investigate a suspected shooting along Liberty Avenue near Seventh Street in Downtown Pittsburgh on Monday, March 4, 2019.
Pittsburgh police charged Michael McCullough, 35, of the North Side with attempted homicide in connection with a shooting Downtown on Monday, March 4, 2019 that left another man in critical condition.

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.

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, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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