One man was killed and another man was hurt when gunfire erupted inside a North Side bar early Friday morning.
The medical examiner’s office said 46-year-old Donald Lowry, of Sheraden, died at Allegheny General Hospital after being shot inside JR’s Bar on East Ohio Street.
Pittsburgh police said a second victim was taken to a nearby hospital and was later released.
According to investigators, Lowry was standing at the bar when someone walked up to him and the two exchanged words. Shortly after, police said, the man pulled out a silver pistol and fired multiple times as the victim tried to run away.
The police report stated that a security guard tried to detain the shooter, but another man in the bar struck the security guard over the head with a beer bottle.
Officers said the pair then ran onto East Ohio Street and escaped before Zone One police arrived at the scene.
A motive for the shooting was not immediately known.
The gunman is described as a black man, between 30 and 35 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 200 pounds. Police said the shooter was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark gray pants and a knit hat.
Anyone with information is urged to Pittsburgh homicide detectives at 412-323-7161. Callers may remain anonymous.