1 killed, another injured in North Oakland bar shooting

PITTSBURGH — One person is dead and another is injured after an overnight shooting at a bar in North Oakland.

Pittsburgh police said they responded to a call around 1:37 a.m. at Chief’s Café along North Craig Street.

When police arrived at Chief’s Cafe, they found two men had been shot. A 29-year-old man was lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was rushed to the hospital and is now in stable condition.

The other, a 55-year-old man, was shot inside the bar and was unresponsive. He died at the scene.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Calvin Baldridge, of Pittsburgh.

Officers said the incident began as an argument that turned violent.

“We need to knock it off and find something else to do. Bring back the happiness,” said Keith Towns, a bar patron.

Both men we spoke with said that had visited the bar on several occasions and never had any issues.

“It’s a pretty nice little crowd,” Towns said.

They said the local establishment usually had a relaxed atmosphere.

“Peaceful I didn’t expect none of this,” Jesse said.

But last night, the police said it was packed.

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