PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police are investigating a robbery in which two people were shot when they were approached while smoking marijuana downtown.

Police say the incident happened just before 8 p.m. at the edge of the city's Cultural District, where theaters and restaurants are abundant.

Police haven't released the names of the victims, but say a 46-year-old man from York and a 32-year-old Pittsburgh woman were both shot several times in the torso. The man was in critical condition at a hospital, though police say the woman was stable.

Police say a man confronted the victims with a semi-automatic pistol and shot the pair while trying to rob them of personal belongings. Police say both victims ran to a nearby business for help.

Police searched the area for the shooter, but could not find him.



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