Penn Hills man killed, 5 injured in Strip District shooting



PITTSBURGH - A Penn Hills man was killed and five other people were injured during a shooting in the Strip District early Saturday morning.

The shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m. in the parking lot outside Art’s Tavern on Penn Avenue.

All six of the shooting victims were members of the Pittsburgh Gentlemen Motorcycle Club, ranging in age from 34 to 44 years old, police said.

“A group of four other people who claimed they were from the North Side were complaining about their motorcycles being too loud and that they were taking parking spaces up,” Lt. Dan Herrmann said.

An altercation between the two groups of people escalated and shots were fired by the North Side group from the front and rear windows of a black SUV, police said.

“The crime scene spanned from 29th Street to 28th. It was a whole city block,” said Herrmann.

Tyrone Tomman, 40, was fatally shot in the chest. Five other shooting victims have not been identified.

One man who was shot in the torso drove himself to Children’s Hospital, police said. He was last listed in critical condition.

Two other men were last listed in stable condition after being taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, police said. One of the men suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach. The other man was shot in the right upper arm and back.

Another shooting victim was last listed in stable condition after he walked into UPMC Presbyterian Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left calf and left arm, police said.

Several hours after the shooting officers were called to the 500 block of Francis Street in the Hill District for a Chevrolet Tahoe on fire, police said. The SUV is believed to have been the vehicle used during the shooting. It was towed as evidence.

Police are looking for a black man who was seen wearing a blue shirt and glasses. The man is about 6 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs between 250 and 270 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.