UPDATED: Shooting Incident Confirmed in Canonsburg, One Injured

Police Chief R.T. Bell said the incident is under investigation.

Editor's Note: The time of the incident was corrected at 9:38 a.m. and additional information added. It was also updated at 8:09 p.m.

There was a shooting incident in Canonsburg late Tuesday night, police Chief R.T. Bell confirmed.

The department received a phone call from a resident on Euclid Avenue around 11:12 p.m. regarding several shots being fired.

"After going to several doors in the neighborhood, the shots were verified," police officials said in a release.

That's when officers received a call that there was a victim of a possible gunshot wound admitted to the emergency room of The Washington Hospital.

The man, who police did not name Wednesday, was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment.

Bell said interviews are being conducted and evidence is being collected, and that the investigation is ongoing. The name of the victim is being withheld, he said, until the investigation and interviews are complete.

Police are investigating several possible scenarios. Initially, Bell said, it was reported that the victim may have been robbed—but he said there have been inconsistencies in the victim's story.

Bell said police will arrange several interviews with witnesses over the next 48 hours.

"There is some mystery to this," he said.


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