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Pittsburgh Police Department Headquarters
Tuesday January 11th, 2011 :: 06:42 p.m. EST




PITTSBURGH –On Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 1:49PM, Zone 2 Officers responded to the 600 block of Herron Avenue (Lucy’s Market) for a male shot in the head. Upon arrival responding Officers found the front door open but an inside store secured. Officers reported observing a large amount of blood but did not see a victim. Officers gained forced entry inside a locked door but no one was found. The Mobile Crime Unit arrived to process and secure the scene.

A witness who was on Herron Ave when the Responding Officers arrived reported to Officers that he was coming down Herron Ave to catch a bus when he observed three black males all wearing dark clothing running from Lucy’s Market in the direction of Webster Ave. All three males were reported to be in their late teens to early 20’s but no additional information was provided. Another witness stated that they heard two shots but could not provide any other information.

While the responding officers were still on the scene 911 Dispatch advised Officers that a gun shot victim has just entered the emergency room at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Officers responded to the hospital to check on the condition of the victim. The victim, b/m, 25yo, was grazed by a bullet on the left side of the head. The victim reported to Officers that one of the actors was holding a silver handgun and demanded money. The victim reported that he told the actors that he had no money in the store. A brief scuffle ensued and the victim says he recalls a shot being fired. Having realized he had been shot the victim reported he contacted 911. The victim reported that the males fled the store in an unknown direction. The victim also reported that he drove himself to the hospital. The attending physician listed the victim in stable condition and he was treated and released.

PBP Robbery Squad was notified and will conduct an investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the PBP Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151. Callers may remain anonymous.

Pittsburgh Police Department Headquarters
1202 Western Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Emergency: 9-1-1

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