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Delmont scuffle sends 2 men to hospitals

| Thursday, May 10, 2012, 8:21 p.m.

Two men were in Pittsburgh hospitals Wednesday after a scuffle left one of them shot in the leg and the other with injuries related to a beating.

Jason Kelly, 21, of Delmont, and Darrell Gordon, 20, of Export, were injured in the altercation about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in a detached garage at 33 Freeport St., in Delmont, according to Westmoreland County detectives.

Authorities indicated they plan to file criminal charges in connection with the matter, but those charges hadn't been filed as of last night.

Kelly, who was struck in the leg by a .22-caliber bullet, was in good condition yesterday at UPMC Presbyterian hospital, Oakland, county Chief Detective Mike Brajdich said. Gordon, whose beating with a blunt object involved mainly his torso, had more serious injuries than Kelly and was at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Uptown, Brajdich said.

Information about their conditions wasn't available from the hospitals yesterday.

Brajdich and Delmont police Chief Tim Klobucar, whose departments are investigating, said they were trying to sort out what happened and the motive.

Brajdich indicated that other people were in or near the garage when the incident occurred. The handgun used in the shooting was recovered, Klobucar said.

Kelly was found at the rear of the home and was flown to Pittsburgh by emergency helicopter. Gordon was discovered in Export.

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