Off-duty Pittsburgh police officer shot several times

Pennsylvania

The department says the off-duty officer was shot multiple times in the Homewood area

A Pittsburgh police officer is in critical condition after being shot several times.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer was critically wounded in a street shooting.

Pittsburgh public safety officials say 36-year-old Officer Calvin Hill was visiting friends when he was hit by gunfire after a street dispute broke out in the Homewood section of the city at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say a party or parties were going on in the area Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Police say the former Braddock officer has been on the force for two years and was hand-picked for a post in the Northview Heights public safety center because of “his career-long dedication to community outreach.”

Police noted that the overnight hours also saw two other critical shootings, one in Northview Heights and another during a music concert at Nova Place.

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