1 killed, 3 injured in Hill District shooting
One person died and three were wounded in two shootings Sunday evening in the Hill District, authorities said.
Police at the Zone 2 Station on Centre Avenue heard gunfire from an area near Dinwiddie and Wick streets about 5:20 p.m. and went to investigate, Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.
Officers found two men wounded at the scene and another dead with a wound in the torso on nearby Kearney Way, a tiny alley between Dinwiddie and the parking lot of a Shop ‘n Save grocery store.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man who died as Christopher Richardson, 20, of West Oakland.
Toler said he was driving a silver Volvo when it was hit by gunfire.
Shortly after the shooting, police found a third man with wounds in his lower back outside a home on Burrows Street. Authorities initially thought he might have been wounded in the shooting at Dinwiddie, but they determined he was likely struck by fragments in a separate shooting, Toler said. The incident remains under investigation.
Two victims were in UPMC Mercy hospital. The other was in UPMC Presbyterian. Their conditions were not available, but their injuries were not life-threatening, Toler said.
Homicide detectives examined the Volvo sedan and its shot-out passenger-side window at Dinwiddie and Wick. Authorities did not say what might have precipitated the shootings.
Distraught friends and family members arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting. They declined to talk to reporters.
One man, whom police identified as Aaron Myrick, 21, of Carrick pushed past police lines and headed toward the Volvo before officers tried to grab him. Myrick fought and knocked an officer down. Police used a Taser to subdue him, handcuffed him and put him in a police car. He was taken to UPMC Mercy for a medical evaluation before being taken to the Allegheny County Jail, Toler said. She did not know his relationship to the shooting or its victims.
Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at [email protected].