Police shoot at car during Pittsburgh chase; 2 injured

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PITTSBURGH – Police in Western Pennsylvania say a man and woman were in serious condition after officers fired shots at their car during an early morning chase in Pittsburgh.


Police chief Nathan Harper told reporters Sunday that the driver ran a red light shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the Homestead neighborhood.


Harper said five off-duty officers shot at the car after it began driving into cars in the city’s South Side area. He said the officers believed the use of deadly force was justified because the driver was using the vehicle as a weapon.


Harper said the car finally stopped when it rear-ended another vehicle. The 37-year-old driver and his passenger, identified as his mother, were hospitalized in serious condition. Police have not released their names or information about their injuries.


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