Warrant issued in South Side shooting; police discover second victim

PITTSBURGH — A warrant has been issued for the suspect in a South Side shooting that injured two people.

Nicklas Gay III, 35, of McKeesport, is facing charges for allegedly shooting a man after an argument in a gyro shop after 2 a.m. Oct. 16. Police learned during their investigation that a second person was shot while trying to stop the fight.

According to the complaint, Gay was arguing with a man in the area of South 14th and East Carson streets when he pulled out a gun and shot the man in the chest. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The person who tried to stop the fight was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand.

An update on their conditions has not been given.

Witnesses provided a description of Gay as well as his vehicle, which police say he drove off in a short time after the shooting, according to the complaint.

Gay is facing charges of aggravated assault, criminal attempt, carrying a firearm without a license and persons not to possess a firearm.

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