Two men critically wounded in Homewood shooting
Two young men were wounded Friday in a shooting in a section of Homewood that residents say is not normally known for violence.
The pair, described by police as teens, were shot shortly after 3 p.m. on Fielding Way near the intersection with Collier Street. Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said each had been shot in the chest and taken to UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland in critical condition.
She described the shooter as a black male wearing a white hoodie and either yellow tennis shoes or Timberland boots. Toler said he was last seen running from the area.
Police said there is no indication that the victims were carrying weapons.
“When I came home from work I was shocked. … This is very uncommon in this area,” said Mark Medrano, 50, explaining that his grandparents moved into the neighborhood in the 1950s and that he has spent much of his life there.
“This side of the neighborhood is very quiet. A lot of older residents live here,” Medano said.
“Most of this occurs down along the EBA (East Busway) or Homewood Avenue, not in the residential area.”
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or [email protected]. Staff writer Margaret Harding contributed to this report.