CANONSBURG (KDKA) – One officer has died and another was wounded in a Canonsburg shooting early Thursday morning.
According to police, the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Woodcrest Drive.
Police were initially called to the area for a domestic dispute. As the two Canonsburg police officers approached the home, the suspect opened fire.
“Upon their arrival, the two officers were ambushed. They were shot with an unknown type of firearm,” Trooper Melinda Bonderanka said.
Both officers were taken to Canonsburg Hospital, but one was then flown to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
“It is my sad duty to announce that one officer is deceased and the other officer has been flown to a Pittsburgh hospital,” Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said. “Obviously, it’s very sketchy at this point it’s still an active scene and search of the shooter.”
The injured officer’s condition is unclear. Names of the officers have not been released.
“When it first started, one was bleeding badly. The shooter had everyone pinned down when they were trying to get him. I don’t know where he was shot,” a firefighter said.
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The suspect remains at large and police are advising residents in the area to stay in their homes and stay away from windows.
The Canon-McMillan School District is closed today, due to the ongoing situation.
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