SWAT called to shooting in Homewood, 2 people arrested

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PITTSBURGH - Two people were taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following a shooting in Homewood early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 7300 block of Susquehanna Street.

A 41-year-old Swissvale man was shot in the back and underwent surgery. A second man, 35, of Dormont, was treated for a gunshot wound to the ankle.

According to police, a SWAT team was called to the scene shortly after 2 a.m. when occupants of the house where the shots were fired refused to come out.

Public Information Officer Sonya Toler said five juveniles and two adults were found inside the home. The juveniles were released into the custody of their guardians. Aaron Lyons, 20, and Davon Nichols, 20, were arrested.

The firearm believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered from the home, as were 20 stamp bags of heroin, cocaine and a small amount of marijuana, officials said.

Lyons and Nichols, both of Homewood, were charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, former convict not to own a firearm and possession of controlled substances.