Man died of gunshot to the heart, examiner rules

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A Verona man who allegedly was shot by his brother Saturday died of a gunshot wound to the heart.

That was the determination today of the Allegheny County Medical Examiner following an autopsy on Dearto Dion Rankin, 39.

Police said the shooting occurred at a house on Linden Avenue in East Pittsburgh at about 9:10 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Rankin later died at UPMC Mercy.

His brother, Andre Rankin, later surrendered to county and Penn Hills police officers.

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