Homes evacuated after gunfire hits gas meter in Pittsburgh neighborhood

Homes evacuated after gunfire hits gas meter in Pittsburgh neighborhood

PITTSBURGH — A bullet hit a gas meter, forcing homes to be evacuated early Friday morning in Pittsburgh’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood, police said.

People were forced to grab what they could and get out of their homes after police officers responding to Shadeland Avenue for shots fired noticed the smell of natural gas.

It was just after midnight when a ShotSpotter alert notified police to gunshots in the area. Officers found nearly three dozen shell casings, though no one was hurt in the shooting, and noticed a home’s gas meter had been struck by one of the bullets, according to authorities.

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Firefighters then responded and called the gas company to come and inspect the damage.

People have since been allowed back into their homes.

In addition to the gas meter, a home’s window and screen door were hit by bullets.

Pittsburgh police are working to figure out who fired the shots.

RAW: Homes evacuated after gunshots in Marshall-Shadeland