Two shot in Manchester

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Two men told Pittsburgh police they were shot while making a wrong turn in Manchester this morning, then drove to Western Avenue, where they sought help.

The men, both in their 40s and both from the Hill District, told police they worked in the California-Kirkbride area and went on a lunch break.

"They said they were looking to get lunch and for some unknown reason someone came out and shot at their vehicle, striking both of the occupants in the process," Zone 1 Commander RaShall Brackney said.

The pair told police they drove toward the West End Bridge in a silver car, turned left on Western Avenue and then drove to the Biomat USA plasma center, where they knew a worker and asked for help about 11:45 a.m.

One of the men was grazed in the left wrist and told police he thought a bullet grazed the back of his head, but police found nothing to substantiate that, the commander said. The other man, the driver, was shot twice in the left wrist.

The commander said both men were in "excellent condition" this afternoon.

"We're still trying to figure out how they got lost in the community that they're both from," Commander Brackney said.

The commander said police are searching for a gunman who appears to be between 15 and 20 years old and wore a white T-shirt and has a box haircut.

She said that based on the victims' ages and their locations, she does not think this shooting was connected to either of the homicides on the North Side this week.

First Published August 1, 2014 12:00 AM


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