Monday, July 26, 2010

Homewood homicide victim identified

Monday, July 26, 2010
By Anthony Fenech, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office this morning released the identity of man who died after he was shot in Homewood Sunday evening.

James Short, 35, of Homewood, was found shot in the 7600 block of Bennett Street.

According to a release from police, officers responded to a call around 10:30 and found the victim with a gunshot wound to the back. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Mr. Short was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a female, and that there were two children in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, but neither the woman nor the children were injured. Police believe that the shooting happened as the vehicle drove past the intersection of North Braddock Avenue and Formosa Way.

The coroner's office said an autopsy is being performed on the body of Mr. Short.

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