(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Police in Pittsburgh on Wednesday responded to an active shooting in a Garfield neighborhood where according to reports there were “hundreds of rounds” fired. No information has been made available on the number of injuries following the shooting.
According to KDKA-TV, the situation had escalated rapidly following the arrival of the police to serve an eviction notice in the neighborhood. However, following their arrival gunfire was quickly exchanged. In an update at 5:14 p.m., law enforcement officials revealed that the subject had been pronounced dead.
A neighbor close to the scene stated that they had never heard so many bullets and that the scene resembled something that could be seen in a film.
City police proceeded to close many of the roads in the area and urged all residents to keep their distance as shots were still being fired.
A trooper present at the scene told Fox News that the home resident had been using their gun to shoot all police drones following the eviction incident. The resident continued to be within their home until early afternoon.
The police in their report noted that officers had started to evacuate people who were in the 4800 block of Broad St. and had urged those who were inside to take shelter as officers would try to find them and help lead them to safety.
Allegheny County Sheriff Kevin Kraus revealed during a press briefing that the suspect had started to immediately fire against the police officers after he was shown his eviction order at 10:25 a.m. However, no officer was shot during the incident.
After a long six hour standoff, it was reported that the suspect has passed away after a police officer killed him with deadly force.
Copyright 2023, PartiallyPolitics.com