Pa. probation officer, parolee wounded in ambush shooting

Both victims are expected to survive


By PoliceOne Staff

PITTSBURGH — A probation officer and his parolee were wounded in an ambush-style shooting. 

According to KDKA Pittsburgh, the two were sitting on the parolee’s front porch Wednesday when two men fired nearly 12 shots at them. 

A bullet penetrated the skull of the probation officer, but police said he was walking and talking when he was en route to the hospital. The parolee was shot five times and was in surgery Thursday morning. Both victims are expected to survive their injuries.

“At the time of transport, both victims were responsive to paramedics,” Police Supt. Coleman McDonough told KDKA. 

The suspects fled and remain at large. Police describe them as two black males in their late teens or 20s, wearing all black clothing. 

An investigation is ongoing. 

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