Man arrested in Hazelwood shooting

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Pittsburgh police have arrested the man they say shot another man in the stomach in Hazelwood earlier this evening, public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler wrote in an email.

Police responded at 5:45 p.m. to the intersection of Gloster and Tecumseh streets, an Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said.

Rico Murphy, 24, of Point Breeze and Homewood approached the victim, stared at him for a minute and then shot him twice in the stomach, Ms. Toler said. Police found Mr. Murphy about 50 yards from where the man had been shot, hiding in a yard, in possession of a gun, she said.

The victim was transported to UPMC Mercy, where he is in critical, but stable, condition, Ms. Toler said.

Lexi Belculfine: or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc. First Published June 17, 2014 6:40 PM


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