NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. — Investigators confirm one person was shot Friday night around 5 p.m. in North Braddock.
Chopper 11 flew over the scene on Jones Avenue just moments later.
The 25-year-old victim had multiple gunshot wounds, police said, and is currently in serious condition at an area hospital. He is expected to survive.
Police say he was running toward a cruiser when he was found.
According to a release from Allegheny County Police, detectives are searching for two suspects who fled the scene prior to police arrival.
This is an area that's seen an uptick in violence in recent months.
There were back-to-back shootings near an area daycare in November. Police did arrest a suspect in those shootings.
Mayor Tom Whyel made a plea to any constituents who may be listening.
"Go to the library. Go to a youth activity and support those types of activities and get away from what you’re doing," he said. "Just walk away! It’s not too late for you to walk away from what you’re involved in!"
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