- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say a rifle-wielding man was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers after shooting at people and carjacking a vehicle in Pittsburgh.

Police said officers responded just after 10 a.m. Monday to reports that a man walking with a gun was firing at people. A man later reported that his vehicle was carjacked.

Chief Cameron McLay said the suspect fired upon a vehicle on Route 51 with two people inside, injuring a man in the shoulder. A woman was taken to a hospital after a collision with a pursuing law enforcement vehicle.

McLay said the man then fired on an approaching sheriff’s deputy, hitting his windshield. After the vehicle was stopped in traffic, the man fired on approaching officers who returned fire, and he died minutes later.

McLay said the motive for the gunfire remains unknown.

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This story has been corrected to indicate that a woman was taken to a hospital after a collision with a pursuing law enforcement vehicle, rather than with the carjacked vehicle.


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