By: Erika Stanish
STOWE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A man was taken to hospital after a shooting near the football field at Sto Rox High School on Saturday night.
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The shooting occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. along the 500 block of Marwood Avenue.
Police said first responders found a man with a gunshot wound to his back.
Neighbors told KDKA that they heard at least 10 to 12 gunshots.
“I had a day off and I was relaxing in my house and the next thing you know I heard bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,” said Danielle Stabb, a witness.
“It’s a bad neighborhood. Very bad neighborhood. Let’s see, I had three shoots in two months on our video cameras, ”said Donn Smith.
Smith shared security footage with KDKA which showed part of the shooting from his porch.
In the video, several gunshots can be heard before a man appears running down the street.
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A final shot is heard later, and a man can then be heard shouting, “I’m hit!” I am touched!”
“We’re trying to get out of here. Work to get out of here for sure. It’s bad. You have the games right there and everyone is coming to town, ”Smith said.
Stray bullets hit at least two minivans and a nearby house.
Police told KDKA that five football teams were at Sto-Rox Stadium for what they believed to be a club tournament when the shooting took place and it had to be evacuated.
“I don’t know if it was a disagreement over parking because it was very busy or if it was the big excitement of the game,” Staab said. “Almost every game there is a fight or a shot or something like that. Some dramas are happening.
Police have not confirmed whether the game and the shooting were related.
Allegheny County Police are investigating.
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Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact county police at their 1-833-ALL-TIPS hotline.