Happening today: Pittsburgh Mayor Gainey calling for 'commonsense gun control' legislation




  • In US
  • 2022-06-27 10:41:42Z
  • By WPXI

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey announced that he will be calling for "commonsense gun control" legislation Monday morning.

Gainey is expected to be joined by local community members at 10 a.m. at the City-County Building.

On Saturday, President Joe Biden signed a gun violence compromise bill passed by Congress, the most significant legislation lawmakers have passed in decades. The legislation contains enhanced background checks and closes the "boyfriend loophole," which allowed dating partners of people convicted of domestic violence to still purchase or possess firearms. The legislation also pours federal money into mental health resources and schools.

At this time, Gainey has not released specifics about what will be included in the legislation.

In the beginning of June, Gainey announced his "Plan for Peace." It treats gun violence in the city as a public health issue. One part of this includes making police more visible in areas where violent crime is most prevalent, such as the South Side.

The city of Pittsburgh experienced more gun violence over the weekend.

Surveillance video captured the sound of gunshots and a car speeding off in the South Side around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Pittsburgh police said three women were shot on 12th Street between Carson and Sarah streets. All three were taken to the hospital.

Also on Saturday, a bulletproof vest likely saved a Pittsburgh police officer's life when he was shot. A Pittsburgh officer responded to a shooting on Brownsville Road. Police chased an armed suspect into Mount Oliver, and that was where county police said the suspect fired and hit the officer in the chest. Police Chief Scott Schubert said the officer is out of the hospital and doing OK. Julian Reese-Krasausky, 21, was arrested. Police said he was shot as well, but it appears it happened during the initial call for a shooting on Brownsville Road. Police said this shooting happened at an after-hours club, where a man and a woman were also both shot in the legs. Allegheny County police have taken over this investigation.

On Sunday, two men showed up to the hospital with gunshot wounds. One of them died. He has been identified as 39-year-old Joseph Mitchell. Detectives are still working to determine where this shooting happened.

We'll be following this story throughout the day and will share what the legislation entails, as soon as it's announced.

TRENDING NOW:

Police: Multiple people injured after overnight shooting at Belle Vernon steakhouse 1 person hospitalized after shooting in Wilkinsburg Guess: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, wife Brittany reveal gender of second baby VIDEO:Protesters gather in Sewickley against Roe v. Wade overturn, line up near Route 65 for hours DOWNLOAD the Channel 11 News app for breaking news alerts

COMMENTS

More Related News

International economists ask Biden to release Afghan central bank funds
International economists ask Biden to release Afghan central bank funds

More than 70 economists and experts, including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, called for Washington and other nations to release Afghanistan's central bank ...

US Inflation Runs Cooler Than Forecast, Easing Pressure on Fed
US Inflation Runs Cooler Than Forecast, Easing Pressure on Fed

(Bloomberg) -- US inflation decelerated in July by more than expected, reflecting lower energy prices, which may take some pressure off the Federal Reserve...

Trump huddles with House Republicans after FBI search, lack of Latina CEOs: 5 Things podcast
Trump huddles with House Republicans after FBI search, lack of Latina CEOs: 5 Things podcast

GOP lawmakers are defending former President Trump after the raid, Christian nationalism gains traction among right-wing politicians: 5 Things podcast

What Benefits Could You Get From the Inflation Reduction Act?
What Benefits Could You Get From the Inflation Reduction Act?

Over the weekend, the United States Senate signed off on the Inflation Reduction Act after much debate about spending and provisions in the legislation. In...

Falling prices online and at the pump fuel hopes for inflation-ravaged economy
Falling prices online and at the pump fuel hopes for inflation-ravaged economy

Meanwhile, several data points offer a muddled picture, at best, of where the economy is headed.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: US