One man died and another was injured in a shooting at an East Allegheny bar early this morning.
Donald Lowry, 46, died at Allegheny General Hospital at 1:25 a.m., about 25 minutes after the shooting, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office. Another man, whose name has not been released, was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound to the buttocks.
Pittsburgh police were called to JR's Bar about 1 a.m. for a report that a man with a silver pistol shot Mr. Lowry multiple times, according to a news release from Major Crimes Lt. Daniel Herrmann.
Lt. Herrmann said Mr. Lowry was standing at the bar when a man walked up to him and they "exchanged words." Mr. Lowry was running away when the man shot him multiple times in the back, the lieutenant said.
Police said a security guard tried to stop the shooter but a second man struck him over the head with a beer bottle and the two ran out of the bar onto East Ohio Street before Zone 1 police arrived at the scene.
Police described the likely shooter as a black man between 30 and 35 years old who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and was wearing a black hoodie, dark gray pants and a knit hat.
They described the man who struck the security guard as a black man who appeared to be 30 years old, is about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a "heavy build" and dark complexion and who was wearing a zippered hoodie and a baseball cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsburgh police homicide unit at 412-323-7161. Callers can remain anonymous.
First Published October 18, 2013 2:57 AM