Man sought after shotgun blast through ceiling injures teen

March 14, 2021 GMT

SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania are searching for a suspect after a shotgun blast went through the ceiling of a home near Pittsburgh and wounded a 17-year-old girl in the residence upstairs.

Officers were called to the Swissvale residence just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday and found the victim with a non-life-threatening injury to her arm, Allegheny County police said. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police said the weapon was fired during an alleged domestic dispute, and the suspect in the residence below fled before police arrived.

Shawn Bennett, 34, of Pittsburgh is being sought on charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, child endangerment, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Police were searching for an older-model sport utility vehicle he was said to be driving.


Court documents don’t list an attorney for Bennett and a message could not be left at a possible phone listing for him.