South Facet residents are fed up with the violence however uninterested in the brand new restrictions – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A shootout broke out on the South Side just hours after traffic restrictions were put in place to curb violence.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety began the weekend traffic changes on East Carson Street to curb the violence. Gunshots rang out hours later a few blocks away.

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At 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, Pittsburgh police found a man with multiple gunshot wounds in the Giant Eagle parking lot on Wharton Street. The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition.

“There was a fight in a vehicle and someone tried to intervene and unfortunately they were shot. This is just another example of senseless violence that is happening not just in Pittsburgh but everywhere but this is our home and it is unacceptable and we will do everything we can to find the person who did it and hold them accountable to pull, ”said Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert.

Some South Side residents have had enough of the violence and chaos.

Reed Karsh decided to move out of his house.

“It’s definitely worrying, just hope for the best for the people in the neighborhood. I’m moving out today. So keep her on my mind The violence is definitely something to be concerned about, ”said Karsh.

The Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are trying to reduce fights, shootings, and large crowds.

The restrictions on East Carson Street must be adhered to on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. During these times, vehicles can only leave from 10th to 18th streets and the side streets are closed. There is also no parking on East Carson Street, and ridesharing cannot get off on East Carson Street.

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While many local residents said this needed to be done, they also see it as an inconvenience.

“Parking down here is notorious. It’s a nightmare, and getting rid of parking on Carson will only make it worse, ”Karsh said.

“People who don’t live here, who want to visit me, I don’t know how to do that,” said Britainy Geiger, a resident of the South Side.

Boss Schubert said they are doing everything to protect everyone.

“We can’t be everywhere, but we will do our best to provide visible resources to make people feel safe down there and the people who come to Carson to let them know we are there and they are go. “must also adhere to the rules and keep them safe,” said Schubert.

He asks to come together to steer the South Side in the right direction.

“Everyone has to work together here, not just law enforcement agencies. That’s the community, that’s the people who come to visit the bars, the people who own the bars, we all have to come together, ”said Chef Schubert.

He said they would check the traffic restrictions on East Carson Street to see if they ever need to make any changes.

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Boss Schubert asks if you ever see anything worrying, call 911.

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