Two Fatal Westmoreland County Shootings In 24 Hours

Police say the shootings are not connected

Paul Rasmussen
January 17, 2020 - 12:26 pm
Police tape sections off active crime scene

(Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - There were two fatal shootings in Westmoreland County in less than 24 hours,

Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed 33-year-old Michael Coover Jr, of Brackenridge Thursday afternoon.

The county coroner says Coover was wounded several times, his body found inside an apartment in the 200 block of 17th Street in Arnold.

The accused gunman is 31-year-old Mario Gatti.

Authorities are asking him to surrender and say he is armed and dangerous.

There's no suspect yet in the other shooting Wednesday in New Kensington.

31-year-old Anthone Williams was gunned down in a vacant part of East Ken Manor.

Police say there's nothing that connects the shootings.


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