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1 dead in Downtown shooting near UPMC Mercy

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June 10, 2024

Jun. 9—Pittsburgh Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Downtown on Sunday morning.

Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert for three shots fired at 11:15 a.m. in the area of Fifth Avenue and Vine Street near UPMC Mercy Hospital, where they found a man with a shotgun wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said. They did not identify the man.

A second man who stayed behind at the scene was taken to police headquarters for questioning. Police said they do not believe there are any other suspects or danger to the public.

Patrick Varine is a TribLive reporter covering Delmont, Export and Murrysville. He is a Western Pennsylvania native and joined the Trib in 2010 after working as a reporter and editor with the former Dover Post Co. in Delaware. He can be reached at pvarine@triblive.com.

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