A 23-year-old male was shot and killed Saturday morning in a playground in the Hill District following a loud argument with someone, authorities and residents said.
The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the man as Jewell Shelby Jr., from the North Side.
The shooting happened around 11:25 a.m. in Vincennes Park, located along Wandless Street near Webster Avenue, Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said. Police recovered multiple shell casings from the scene, she said.
When police arrived, Mr. Shelby was unresponsive, with multiple gunshot wounds, and medics pronounced him dead at the scene, she said. His autopsy is scheduled for the morning, the medical examiner's office said.
No arrests have been made, and no description of the shooter or shooters is available, Ms. Richard said. Neighbors said they didn't see anyone leaving the scene.
A woman who lives near the parklet said she heard a loud argument before the shooting.
"Some people were talking loud; it was aggressive talking," said the woman, who asked that her name not be used. "And then I hear: Pow! Bang! Bang!"
"Whatever gun was used, it was huge," she said.
Though shootings are all too common in the Hill District, residents said this one was unusual because of where it occurred and when.
"This doesn't usually happen this time of day," said Garland Cheatham, whose home is on the same block as the park and who heard three shots as well, though he initially thought they were fireworks.
"That park usually is just full of kids," he said. "I'm just glad there were no kids up there when this happened."
Pittsburgh police ask that anyone with information on Mr. Shelby's death contact the homicide unit 412-323-7161. Callers may remain anonymous.