Two shot dead in Duncan Avenue apartment parking lot

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PITTSBURGH, PA – On December 1, 2021 at approximately 8:15 a.m., McCandless Police respond to the 700 block of Duncan Avenue for two people shot in a parking lot. When police and paramedics arrived, they found a 23-year-old male deceased on scene from a gunshot wound and a 25-year-old female who was taken to an area hospital where she later died from a gunshot wound.

County Police and McCandless Police initiated an investigation. Detectives determined the victims were married and are not residents of the apartment complex. Investigators also determined the shooting occurred at the location where the victims were found. There are no other individuals involved and there is no danger to the community. Investigators are working with the Medical Examiner’s office for a cause and manner determination.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous. The department can also be reached via its social media sites.

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UPDATE: The adult female died at 9:51 a.m. today.


The Allegheny County Police Department’s Homicide Unit responded to a request for assistance in McCandless.

At approximately 8:15 AM on December 1, 2021, County 9-1-1 was notified of a person not breathing behind a dumpster in the 700 block of Duncan Avenue. First responders found an adult male victim deceased from a gunshot wound and an adult female victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The female was transported to an area hospital and is in critical condition. At this time, we believe the two victims are the only ones involved in this incident and there is no danger to the public. Homicide detectives initiated an investigation.