Man critical after being shot in chest with high-powered rifle in Homewood



PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh homicide detectives said they are investigating after a man was shot more than two dozen times with a high-powered rifle on a Homewood street Tuesday night.

Officials said Dayon Shelton, 21, was shot in the chest around 8:30 p.m. on Brushton Avenue. Investigators said he was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Police said it appears Shelton was getting in or out of a vehicle when someone fired at least 25 shots at him from a nearby parking lot about 50 yards away.

Investigators said one bullet went through the roof of a home and into a bedroom of a young boy. Police said the boy was not hurt.

“I heard a lot of banging and I ran upstairs to see if it was the kids banging on the walls. They said, ‘Mom, get down. There’s a shooting,’” a woman who lives on Brushton Avenue said.

Other families also reported finding bullets in their homes.

Shatayah Spearman, who lives on Brushton Avenue with her two young boys, said she’s horrified by the gun violence that played out close to her home.

“I live right here and the shooting happened there. I can look out my window and see it. It was too close to home for me,” Spearman said.

Channel 11’s Brittny McGraw reported Shelton, who has a long criminal history, was also the victim of a shooting about two months ago.

So far, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact police.