CARRICK, Pa. - People in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood are on edge after an unknown assailant shot one man and beat another with a baseball bat during a home invasion early Sunday.
Officers responded to a call on Brownsville Road about 1:30 a.m. and found two victims, brothers age 44 and 40 whom police did not identify. Another unidentified man, 45, who lived at the home, said he was asleep at the time of the incident.
According to police, one of two males walking up the street stopped and approached one of the victims and asked for a cigarette. He pulled a gun on the victim, forced him into an apartment hallway and told him to “give it up.” The victim tossed $40 on the ground and fled to his brother's apartment. The assailant pursued him there, shot the one man and beat the other then ran through the front door.
Both were released from UPMC Mercy after treatment. Police have made no arrests.
Neighbors who have heard about the incident told Channel 11 News that it worries them.
“It alerts me because I was just down there yesterday,” Marina Rogers said.
Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.