50th Annual Pittsburgh Light Up Night Festivities Tainted By Violence

As usual, one bad apple…  A joyous annual event, eagerly anticipated by Pittsburghers, was tainted this evening.  During the fireworks a shooting occurred.  A man was shot and wounded at the corner of Smithfield Street and Liberty Avenue.  During police questioning, an unruly crowd gathering in front of the Wood Street subway station and a fight broke out.  35-50 people were arrested.  K-9 units were called in and pepper spray was used.  After an hour and a half, order was restored. 

Kudos to the Pittsburgh Police Department for quickly restoring order!

Shame on the n’er do wells for trying to spoil a downtown holiday event that 200,000 people were expected to attend!

The holiday events continue all day tomorrow.  For details: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/entertainment/1038754/detail.html

This link shows some great pictures of downtown Pittsburgh at night, all lit up…there are several pictures with Christmas decorations and the Christmas tree in Point State Park lit up for your enjoyment!

http://pittsburghskyline.com/content/2007/01/07/pittsburgh-scenes-for-the-new-year/

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