Breaking: Male victim found dead on Ward Street


A man was found dead on Ward Street in South Oakland Monday afternoon. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Salina Pressimone and John Hamilton / The Pitt News Staff

A man was shot Monday afternoon in McKeesport, and then driven and removed from the suspects’ vehicle on Ward Street in South Oakland, according to Pitt police.

Pittsburgh police spokesperson Alicia George said police answered to a report of a body on the 3200 block of Ward Street at approximately 5:33 p.m. An investigation is underway and no arrests have been made yet, George said. George also said that the community is not at threat following the incident.

Jack Merlino, a senior communications major, said he saw police officers and a body on the sidewalk when he came back from class Monday afternoon. He could not identify who the individual was.

“I saw someone laying on the ground, it sort of took me a second to make out what it was. He was wearing just a red plaid shirt and I think blue jeans,” he said. “I went inside, and when I came back out 15 minutes later I saw they put a sheet over him.”

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 412-323-7800.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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