Live updates: Pittsburgh police evacuate residents amid ongoing active shooting

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Pittsburgh police are responding to an active shooting in the Garfield neighborhood on August 23

(Megan Guza / Twitter)

Pittsburgh police respond to an active shooting in the Garfield neighborhood, the Pittsburgh Public Safety tweeted.

Around 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, Pittsburgh Public Safety urged residents to avoid the 4800 block area of ​​Broad Street and North Mathilda Street because of a shooting.

“This is an extremely active situation where shots continue to be fired,” they wrote on Twitter/X about 20 minutes after the incident.

A reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said that “hundreds of shots” were fired and multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the incident.

Almost an hour later, at around 12 p.m. ET, officers began evacuating residents of nearby homes to safety from the shooting.

The shooting began after officers from the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office served an eviction notice on a resident when the suspect “became violent and started shooting,” an Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said The Independent.

It is unclear if anyone was injured at the time.


FBI assists in shooting

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is assisting the Pittsburgh Police Department in dealing with the active shooting situation, a local reporter tweeted.

Ariana BaioAug 23, 2023 6:45 p.m


Nearby Children’s Hospital is not under lockdown but has ‘enhanced security measures’

Pittsburgh’s University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Children’s Hospital said there would be “enhanced security” on campus and throughout the day due to the nearby shooting.

Children’s Hospital, which is about half a mile from the shooting site, said there was no reason for a lockdown as the suspect was “answered” by law enforcement.

Ariana BaioAug 23, 2023 6:30 p.m


The officer was reportedly injured in an active shootout

A sergeant with the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office was injured after sustaining an injury not caused by gunfire, a reporter from reported The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

It’s unclear exactly what happened, but the sergeant “was in command” and sustained the “minor injury” while dodging incoming gunfire.

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office told the reporter that the officer was fine.

Ariana BaioAug 23, 2023 6:10 p.m


After an hour and a half the shooting is still going on

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Nearby hospital closed “as a precaution”.

West Penn Hospital, which is less than half a mile from the shooter’s location, is on lockdown as a precaution, the Allegheny Health Network said The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Although the hospital is under lockdown, security guards will let people pass through a metal detector “to make sure they are off the street to ensure their safety”.

Ariana BaioAug 23, 2023 5:40 p.m


The shooting began after officers tried to serve an eviction notice

A spokesman for the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the shooting began after officers from the sheriff’s office attempted to serve an eviction notice.

The suspect started shooting after officers entered the home.

Ariana BaioAug 23, 2023 5:33 p.m


Officials bring residents to safety

For nearly an hour, residents in the Garfield neighborhood have been warned of an ongoing shooting.

Police from the Pittsburgh Police Department said around noon that they were evacuating people from homes near the scene. These include homes on the 4800 block of Broad Street.

“If you are inside please take shelter, dial 911 and provide your address and location. Officers will step in to get you to safety,” Pittsburgh Public Safety said wrote on Twitter/X.

Ariana BaioAug 23, 2023 5:29 p.m


WATCH: Police respond to active shooter in Pittsburgh

Local reporter Megan Guza shared video Wednesday morning of several police vehicles responding to an “active gunman situation” in the Garfield neighborhood.

Ariana BaioAug 23, 2023 5:24 p.m


Police responded to an “active gunman” in Pittsburgh when “hundreds of shots” were fired in the Garfield neighborhood

Officers reportedly served an eviction notice on a home and “the suspect became violent and started shooting.”

Ariana BaioAug 23, 2023 5:21 p.m

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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