1Killed, 3 Injured In Hill District Shooting

One person died and three were wounded in two shootings Sunday evening in the Hill District, authorities said.

Police at the Zone 2 Station on Centre Avenue heard gunfire from an area near Dinwiddie and Wick streets about 5:20 p.m. and went to investigate, Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

Officers found two men wounded at the scene and another dead with a wound in the torso on nearby Kearney Way, a tiny alley between Dinwiddie and the parking lot of a Shop ‘n Save grocery store.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man who died as Christopher Richardson, 20, of West Oakland.

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Wheeling Jesuit College Student Dies Of Beating Injuries

English: Wheeling Jesuit University campus

English: Wheeling Jesuit University campus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What started off as an assault investigation changed to a homicide investigation when a Wheeling Jesuit University student who was beaten early Saturday morning died in a Pittsburgh hospital Sunday.

Kevin Figaniak, 21, of Perkasie, Pa., near Philadelphia, was pronounced dead at UPMC Presbyterian at 3:05 a.m. Sunday, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.  A man who was with him during the beating sustained mild cuts and refused medical treatment.

Wheeling police said they were called to Locust Avenue and National Road, about a mile from the center of the Wheeling Jesuit campus about 1:45 a.m. Saturday to investigate an assault.  When they arrived, they found Mr. Figaniak lying unresponsive on the ground with “significant head trauma” and rushed him to Wheeling Hospital, according to a statement from Chief Shawn Schwertfeger.

Mr. Figaniak was transported Saturday evening to UPMC Presbyterian, where school officials said friends and family members surrounded him.

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Man Fatally Shot Outside Original Hot Dog Shop In Oakland

Locator map with the Central Oakland neighborh...

Locator map with the Central Oakland neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania highlighted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Brookline man was shot and killed early this morning outside a popular Oakland hot dog shop.

Zachary Sheridan, 24, was shot in the throat at Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street after an argument with someone inside the Original Hot Dog Shop spilled outside, according to Pittsburgh police Sgt. James Vogel of the Squirrel Hill station.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

“We’re looking for a couple of people,” Detective Harold Bolin said this morning.

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