Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SOUTH [Derived Headline]

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SOUTH

Pregnant woman, man dead in Cecil

Autopsies are scheduled for a pregnant woman and her boyfriend in a case that began in a domestic dispute and ended in an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday night.

Washington County Chief Deputy Coroner Matthew Yancosek said the cause of death was a gunshot wound, both for Michelle A. Krek, 35, of Bridgeville, and Naader E. Rizk, 38, of Cecil.

While Ms. Krek's official address is listed as Bridgeville, Mr. Yancosek said she had been living with Mr. Rizk.

A news release from the coroner's office indicated that Ms. Krek and Mr. Rizk became "involved in a domestic incident" at their apartment in Cecil around 7:14 p.m. Wednesday.

The Southpointe Town Center apartment complex is located at 1400 Main Street.

Cecil Township Police are investigating.

Mr. Yancosek said he does not expect any official rulings to be issued on the death of the unborn baby. Ms. Krek appeared to be about seven months pregnant, he confirmed.

NORTH

Shaler man's sepsis death ruled homicide

The November death of a Shaler man from sepsis as a result of a gunshot wound months earlier has been ruled a homicide.

Christopher Scott Durkin, 37, died Nov. 21 at his home in the 100 block of Morewood Road, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office. The medical examiner's office said his cause of death was sepsis.

Pittsburgh police said Mr. Durkin was shot about 3:45 p.m. Aug. 7 in the entrance of an apartment building the 2100 block of Rhine Street in Spring Hill.

Paramedics took Mr. Durkin to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition. He survived for three months until he died from sepsis.

Police said Mr. Durkin was shot in the back, but the bullet perforated his stomach and bowel, according to county officials.

Gut infections are often linked with sepsis, according to the CDC.

Police said no arrests have been made in the shooting, which remains under investigation.

CITY

Landslide fears close sections of road

City officials Thursday said they decided to close a road between Squirrel Hill and Swisshelm Park for the third time in two months due to a potential landslide.

The city's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure said there will be a preemptive closure for sections of Commercial Street and Forward Avenue due to pending rain. …

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