Police investigating night of violence in Homewood



PITTSBURGH - A man was shot several times in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

Investigators said the shooting happened just after 1 a.m. at the intersection of North Lange and Frankstown avenues.

Officers said they were called to the area on a call of shots fired, and when they arrived the victim was found with several gunshot wounds. Investigators said he had just left a nearby bar when he was shot.

Channel 11’s Dave Bondy reported that at least a dozen shell casings were found near the victim's car.

"He was sitting in his car at the intersection of Lange and Frankstown. He was approached by a black male on the passenger side of his car. We believed 10 shots were fired into the passenger side of the car,” said Pittsburgh police Lt. Kevin Kraus.

Police said the gunman remains on the loose. The victim’s name and condition were not released. 

About 45 minutes later another man told police he was walking on Bennet Street when he was shot in the leg. Police said six cars were also damaged in two separate, but additional shootings in the area.

Kraus said a major problem is that witnesses fail to come forward.

“It is challenging at times. When we don’t receive assistance from the public, certainly we don’t use that as an excuse, but in this case we hve received some cooperation and we believe it to be credible,” Kraus said.