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Off-Duty Pittsburgh Officer Wounded In Homewood Street Shooting Dies

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Sarah Kovash
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90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh police confirm an off-duty officer critically wounded in a street shooting over the weekend has died of his injuries.

Chief Scott Schubert of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police said 36-year-old Officer Calvin Hall died Wednesday at UPMC Presbyterian. Schubert said the department is "heartbroken" and "in mourning."

Pittsburgh public safety officials said Hall was visiting friends when he was hit by gunfire early Sunday during a street dispute in the Homewood section of the city as one of more parties were going on.

Schubert said Hall, a former Braddock officer, was shot three times in the back. He said there was a "strong possibility" that Hall, although off duty, "was in fact acting under the color of the law when he was fatally shot."

Mayor William Peduto ordered flags at city facilities to be flown at half-staff. In a statement, Peduto said, "The coming days will once again be difficult ones for our city, as we come together to mourn in pain and sadness. "