29-year-old father of 4 killed in Allentown shooting

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PITTSBURGH - A 29-year-old father of four was shot and killed in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood Wednesday night.

Pittsburgh police said the shooting happened on Amanda Street around 9:30 p.m. Officials identified the victim as Victor Robinson.

Neighbors said they heard what they thought were fireworks, but it turned out to be several gunshots, before police arrived.

“It seems as if he was behind a home that he may have been moving out of,” said Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

Robinson’s family told Channel 11 News he was about to get married.

“He was always very polite and soft spoken. He always had a smile on his face and would help us if we needed help moving something or just to say hello,” said neighbor Sarah Coyne.

Police said they have not made any arrests. 

“It’s very scary. I moved over here to get away from a previous situation. To have this happen is very frightening. It’s an eye-opener,” Coyne said.