Off-duty officer injured in crash during shootout, police say

Off-duty officer injured in crash during shootout, police say

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. — An off-duty police officer was injured in a crash during a shootout in West Homestead on Saturday night.

Police said dispatchers were notified of a crash and shots fired on Forest Avenue around 7:01 p.m.

Police said a truck, which was being driven by an off-duty police officer, was passed by a vehicle that traveled into the oncoming traffic lane.

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That vehicle struck the truck, which caused it to flip over.

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The car that hit the officer's vehicle then lost control, crashed into a stockyard for an asphalt company and hit a tractor-trailer that was parked in the yard, according to police.

The driver of that vehicle then got out and began shooting at a third vehicle, according to police.

Police said they believe the third vehicle was pursuing the second vehicle.

The driver of the third vehicle, a 17-year-old boy, was shot in the leg.

The off-duty police officer and the 17-year-old were transported to local hospitals.

Police are still searching for the driver of the second vehicle.

Allegheny County police are investigating.