Investigators tell Channel 11 News that the SWAT team and police have responded to a “shots fired” call in Homewood.
Pittsburgh Police Cmdr. RaShall Brackney says officers were in the area on a business check when they heard shots fired from the 900 block of Blackadore Avenue.
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Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski has confirmed that shots were fired at officers as they were going back to their vehicles.
Brackney said no officers were injured, but they were very much concerned.
According to Brackney, police don’t believe it was ambush.
There is no direct communication with the occupants inside the home. Brackney says the SWAT team is trying to contact whoever is inside the home. There is believed to be at least one person.
“My youngest son lives across the street. Whoever is up there, they better get him down,” said a woman at the scene.
Ebony Pugh confirms that three schools are on lockdown because of the standoff — they are Pittsburgh Faison K-5, Crescent Early Childhood Center and Student Achievement Center.
“They won’t let me get my child at school right now. I’d feel safer if I could pick up my daughter right now,” said one parent.”
Authorities say they’ll make arrangements for people to pick up their kids from the schools.
No other information has been released.