Pittsburgh SWAT team can’t find gunman who shot at police

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh SWAT team was unable to find a gunman suspected of firing shots in the direction of police who were on routine patrol in one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods.

Commander RaShall Brackney says police have cleared the area – including four row homes where police believe the shots may have originated. But they found bullet casings a block away suggesting the person who fired the shots fled before the SWAT team arrived.

No officers were wounded, and their patrol vehicle wasn’t struck by the bullets – though at least one nearby building was shortly before 1 p.m.

Police continued to process the crime scene Tuesday afternoon.

The officers, who were checking on a local Salvation Army center, took cover there with employees until other officers and the SWAT team arrived.

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