Victims identified in fatal New Kensington shooting
August 22, 2014 12:18 AM
A New Kensington police officer checks the alley between Fourth and Fifth avenues in New Kensington following a fatal shooting Wednesday on Fourth Avenue.
By Albert Anderson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Police have identified the two victims in Wednesday’s fatal shooting in New Kensington as John Russ, 43, of New Kensington, and Shannon Bongartz, 28, of Verona.
Each was shot multiple times at approximately 8:20 a.m. in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue, according to police.
According to court records, Russ had a lengthy criminal record with numerous felony convictions on drug, burglary and theft charges. Bongartz had a criminal record for minor offenses, including retail theft, possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct.