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Man shot near border between Shadyside, East Liberty

| Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

A man was shot and wounded yesterday as he was chasing another man in the 5700 block of Centre Avenue on the border between Shadyside and East Liberty, Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel M. Herrmann said.

Witnesses told officers the shooting occurred as the man who was being chased pulled out a handgun, turned and fired about four shots at his pursuer at 5:19 p.m., Herrmann said. The victim, who was shot more than once in the abdomen, was taken to UPMC Presbyterian and is expected to survive his wounds, Herrmann said.

The gunman is described as a black man in his mid 20s with a medium complexion; 5 feet, 10 inches tall; 175 pounds, with black hair and medium-length braids. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark blue pants.

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