2009-01-01 / Local & State

Homicides Nearing Record Set In 2003

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Allegheny County is approaching its record homicide rate.

Police say 25-year-old Tyre Hill, of Duquesne, became the county's 120th homicide victim after he was shot about 3 a.m. Saturday outside the McKeesport Elks Club. He was shot once in the leg and pronounced dead at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital about 4:30 a.m.

Police say there were numerous witnesses, but they haven't said if anyone has been arrested.

The county's homicide record is 125 people killed in 2003. So far, 2008 is the second deadliest year of the decade. Last year, 98 people were killed.

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