- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The head of emergency medical services in Pittsburgh says he is reviewing the paramedic response to a shooting death earlier this week.

Acting EMS chief Mark Bocian told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1vgQ2KY ) that he doesn’t believe a faster response time would have changed the outcome of Monday’s shooting in Glen Hazel.

But he said “I certainly wish it was quicker.”

Officials said 12 minutes elapsed between dispatch time and first ambulance arrival at the shooting scene. Twenty-two-year-old Marcus Critten died in a grassy area in the housing complex after he was shot multiple times. Another man was injured.

Bocian said ambulances reach people involved in high-priority calls seven minutes after they are dispatched. But he said “Coming from those distances, I’m not sure what we could have done differently.”


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com

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