Family members of man shot, killed in Aliquippa speak out after his death

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — The family of a man shot and killed in Aliquippa on January 13 is speaking to Channel 11.

Thirty-one-year-old Vince Ciccone died in a home on Mill Street.

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His brother and sister, Lou Ciccone and Michelle Hanshaw, say they are still trying to process what happened.

“I just don’t understand how it could’ve come to this,” Hanshaw said.

They live in Ohio but their brother had lived in the area for years and had two small children.

“He was a really great dad. I think that’s his best accomplishment,” Ciccone said.

They say he wasn’t without his demons and battled depression following the death of his parents and a botched surgery. The surgery left him in constant pain and unable to work.

Police say Ciccone was shot and killed by Alec Mineard. Mineard faces charges of voluntary manslaughter with provocation from the individual killed and involuntary manslaughter.

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His preliminary hearing is set for Monday.

Meanwhile, Ciccone’s siblings say they have a message for anyone watching.

“There’s just too much hate and violence in our country and our world. It never makes anything better,” Ciccone said.

“Guns should never be the answer and, because of this, we lost our little brother,” Hanshaw said.

Ciccone’s funeral is set for next Saturday. It’ll be at Huntsman Funeral Home in Coraopolis.

There is a fundraising campaign, too. His siblings tell me they have enough to give him a funeral and additional money will go to his kids.

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