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Stolen car used in shooting recovered in Oakland

| Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 12:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh police Monday found the getaway car used in a Downtown shooting last week that left one man critically injured.

Police found the blue Subaru about 6 p.m. in the 200 block of Ophelia Street in Oakland, police Cmdr. Thomas Stangrecki said.

On Thursday morning, a gunman walked up to a 27-year-old Hill District man in the 400 block of Smithfield Street and shot him seven times, then fled in the car. The shooting occurred near Brightside Academy, a child care center.

Stangrecki said the car was reported stolen the day before the shooting.

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