Neighbors concerned after stabbing, assault across from Pittsburgh school

PITTSBURGH — Police are investigating a stabbing on Tuesday morning at a gas station in East Liberty.

They said a store clerk was beaten in the head, and a man was stabbed during an altercation inside the Sunoco at the intersection of Highland Avenue and East Liberty Boulevard.

Obama Academy is across the street from the gas station.

Even though they are learning virtually, some students felt unsettled by the news of the incident because it happened around the time school starts.

“It’s lucky we have online learning. If we went this morning, we could have been in lockdown, and that’s kind of scary,” said Hirai Shuda, an eighth grader at Obama Academy.

Before the pandemic, Shuda said he and other students frequently went to the gas station for snacks before or after school.

Police said the clerk was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The man who was stabbed was last reported to be in critical condition.

No arrests have been made.

Investigators have not said what led to the altercation.