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Brandished shotgun after hearing shots fired on street

Armed with a shotgun, Fetterman confronted a man after hearing what he thought to be gunfire in the streets last weekend. Fetterman said that he hurried to get his young son inside his home when he heard about a dozen gunshots around 4 p.m. Fetterman said he saw a man take off on foot, wearing a face mask and goggles. He called 911 and got into his truck and pursued. `No one could know what was going on at that point, other than a large number of shots were fired,` said Fetterman. `I made a decision as a parent, and as a mayor, to intervene until the first responders could get there.`

Fetterman said he had a 20-gauge shotgun in his vehicle, and he brandished it when he caught up to the person and ordered him to stop, not knowing if the person was armed. `I did remove a weapon from my car, but I did not point it at him. In fact, I didn't even have a round chambered or the safety off.` The mayor was joined by police officers responding to his 911 call, & the officers took control of the situation.

Source: WTAE on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate race , Jan 31, 2013

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