It will get worse before it gets better. Sounds like a scene from a movie.
A McKees Rocks man was killed Downtown early today when shots were fired at the vehicle in which he had been riding, homicide detectives said.
David Freeman, 34, had been a back seat passenger in a car, riding with two other friends who had just left a bar in the Strip District at about 2 a.m.
The car was traveling outbound on Grant Street when another vehicle pulled into the left-hand lane beside the victims in the 300 block of Grant Street, police said.
Someone in the passing car opened fire on the victims, and one of the bullets struck Mr. Freeman in the head, killing him.
The driver, attempting to escape further attack, tried to speed away by turning onto Third Avenue. The car, however, struck a fire hydrant, disabling the vehicle.
The driver, who suffered a minor neck wound from the gunfire, and front seat passenger, neither of whose names were released by police, were treated and released at a hospital. They are being questioned today by police.
A police officer responded to 911 calls within seconds, but the suspects already had left the scene.
The survivors of the shooting had exited their vehicle by the time medics arrived about 10 minutes after the assault.
Medics pronounced Mr. Freeman dead at the scene at 2:10 a.m.
The victims' car was pocked with bullet holes on the driver's side, police said, and the fire hydrant had been knocked off its mooring.
The gunman and the driver of his car were described only as two black men. They drove away in a late model, silver colored Cadillac.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Pittsburgh Police homicide squad at 412-323-7161.