Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Man Fatally Shot in Rankin

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Man Fatally Shot in Rankin

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Jada Lee heard an odd noise coming from outside her home in Rankin's Hawkins Village housing complex early Monday and went to check on her children. When she got to their room, where the window was open, she realized the sound was gunfire.

They got down on the floor and, as an extra precaution, slept there the rest of the night.

Later that morning, after the sun had come up, Ms. Lee, 26, learned that a friend, Richard McClinton Jr., 26, of Swissvale, had been shot to death. A woman walking in the area spotted McClinton on a wooded hillside behind Building 27 in Hawkins Villiage. He was pronounced dead there at 10:44 a.m.

Rankin police Chief Ryan Wooten said officers responded to that area about 2:30 a.m. Monday for a report of shots fired. He said officers likely didn't search the wooded area, because it was dark and because they didn't have a precise location for where the shots were fired. …

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