• Man shot 3 times in downtown Pittsburgh

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    PITTSBURGH - A man was shot three times early Monday morning in downtown Pittsburgh, police said.

    The shooting was reported shortly after 2 a.m. along Liberty Avenue.

    According to investigators, there was a confrontation before the man was shot while walking on the sidewalk near the Fine Wine & Good Spirits store.

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    Police said someone at a bar heard gunshots and called 911. Witnesses reported seeing someone running from the scene.

    The man who was shot was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, officials said.

    Police blocked off the intersection of Smithfield Street and Liberty Avenue. 

    The shooting is the second to happen on the same street within a week.

    Last week, a man was grazed in the neck by a bullet on Liberty Avenue and Ninth Street at the Port Authority bus stop.

    “This has really shaken the stakeholders and we want to get to the bottom of it,” business owner Gary Van Horn said. 

    Van Horn said because of the recent incidents he's reached out to the district attorney, hoping to get help to curtail the recent crime.


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