Community stunned by shooting that injured convenience store worker on Pittsburgh’s South Side

Pittsburgh Police Detectives Search for Person Suspected of Shooting Convenience Store Worker as he took out the trash Saturday night.

This happened at the intersection of 22nd and East Carson Street.

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“There were cops there, cops here and there, there were flashing lights everywhere,” said Elias Mallouhi, a regular customer at the Jag Dev convenience store.

Yellow tape still surrounded trash cans near the business Sunday morning, where police say a Jag Dev employee was shot in the chest around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

“I saw police officers parked outside and saw that the store was still open, which is weird because they usually close at 11 a.m.,” Boris Langer said. “I tried to go into the store, and the cop told me it was closed, I said ok, then I went home,” Langer said.

Neighborhood residents heard the gunshots but were surprised to learn that the victim was a convenience store employee. Langer found out what happened from another store owner in the area.

“I asked her if she knew what happened, and she said ‘yes, the guy got shot taking out the trash.’ Crazy,” Langer said.

Langer then realized he knew the victim.

“He says hello to me and he knows my daughter. I’ve seen it since it opened, even though it was a long time ago,” Langer said.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact police by calling 412-323-7800.

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