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Four shot on North Side

| Wednesday, September 19, 2001 12:00 p.m

Two women and two men were wounded, at least one critically, in a shooting Tuesday night on the North Side, Pittsburgh police reported.

A woman, shot in the head in the 2200 block of Wilson Avenue, was in critical condition at a local hospital, city homicide detective Lt. Michael Sippey said.

Three victims were taken to Allegheny General Hospital and the fourth to Mercy hospital, police reported.

Cmdr. Maurita Bryant of the major crimes division said the victims’ identities were not being released.

She said police were responding to a report of loud music in the area when a second call came in of the shootings.

Bryant said a group of men were sitting on the curb drinking beer when a woman in a sport utility vehicle – reportedly related to one of the men – pulled over to talk to them. Just then, someone came out of a wooded lot nearby and opened fire.

Police were unsure if there were multiple gunmen or one gunman with multiple weapons.

Kenny Washington, 53, was lying on his couch about 9:30 p.m. when he heard about eight rapid-fire gunshots.

‘It sounded like firecrackers,’ Washington said. ‘You know how you set a row of firecrackers off• I didn’t pay no attention until you heard people screaming.’

Washington looked outside and saw a woman on the ground, bleeding.

Washington said another neighbor had witnessed a man come from an alley between two houses, firing two handguns.

Bryant said a number of neighbors were out on their porches when the gunfire broke out.

‘We’re not getting any information at this point. Hopefully, someone will give our homicide office a call. I’m sure some people saw this happen,’ she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call city homicide at (412) 665-4050.

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