Police: Man shot while attempting to break up fight outside bar

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PITTSBURGH —

Pittsburgh Zone 6 officers said a man who was trying to break up a large fight outside a bar in Sheraden wound up shot early Wednesday morning.

Investigators said they were called to the 3100 block of Chartiers Avenue around 4:30 a.m. for reports of a “large disturbance” near Craig’s Bar.

As they approached the area, a responding officer reported hearing gunshots. When they arrived, police found one man shot.

Witnesses said the victim was trying to break up a fight when the gunfire erupted.

The victim, a 38-year-old man, was shot in the abdomen. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital and is listed in stable condition and is expected to recover.

Channel 11’s Dave Bondy talked to Raymone Curry, whose brother, sister and aunt were in the bar when the fight broke out.

“When they came outside of the bar, barely outside the door, that’s when the shots were fired. My brother was really close to the guy, but he didn’t get hurt,” Curry said.

Curry said he was told by his brother that the shooter took off in a car.

He said he’s afraid to walk to streets near the bar, which is also near where he lives. Two weeks ago, Curry said he and his mother were robbed at gunpoint.

“Me and my mom got robbed walking around here at gunpoint. He robbed my mom of money and actually, he wasn’t the only person. There were four other girls walking off the bus stop,” Curry said.

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