Three more shootings: how Pittsburgh leaders are trying to end gun violence

PITTSBURGH — Another violent weekend in Pittsburgh, with police responding to multiple shooting calls throughout the area in just a matter of hours.

One week after the mass shooting on Easter Sunday, city leaders are calling for a change.

“What this incident brought to light was a problem,” said Isaac Faldey, president of Community Alliance of Spring Garden. “That was a big problem, and it’s not just what the police need to solve, it’s what the community can do.”

Faldey led a round-table discussion on how to respond to Easter Sunday’s mass shooting.

“We want to try to get something going for the entire North Side, even if it’s just a start,” Faldey said.

Just hours beforehand, police around the Pittsburgh area were once again busy, responding to calls of violence.

Around 10:30 Saturday night, a man was found on Wylie Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Hill District with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, emergency crews were notified of a female on St Clair Avenue in Clairton who was shot in the stomach. The woman was also taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Around the same time, another shooting. This time in Duquesne, where a man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the shoulder.

Faldey said it’s not just the job of police to stop these violent acts, but everyone’s.

“We as a community are going to try to help the city move on from that,” he said.

Faldey said that right now, the group is focused on the youth and finding ways to target that age group to start curbing the violence they’re currently seeing.

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Kayla Courvell

Kayla Courvell

I was born and raised in a small town just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and decided as a child I was going to be a news reporter.