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Investigation underway after West Mifflin man shot in South Side bar


Over the weekend in the early hours of Sunday, May 21, a passerby informed a Pittsburgh Police officer working a secondary detail at Thirteen Eleven bar on E. Carson Street that there were possible shots fired inside of the Rowdy Buck bar.

Zone 3 officers were on a foot patrol nearby and responded. As they approached, they saw Dahrique Smithon, 25, of West Mifflin, on the sidewalk and appeared to have been shot multiple times in the abdomen. An officer began to render first aid and Paramedics were dispatched.

A large crowd began to gather and additional officers were dispatched from multiple police zones. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at 1:12 a.m.

It was determined the shooting occurred inside of Rowdy Buck. The Violent Crime Unit took over the investigation at 2:30 a.m. and the investigation is ongoing.


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