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Police officer shot and killed near Pittsburgh

(Courtesy: CNN Newsource/WTAE)

NEW KENSINGTON, Penn. (WSYX/WTTE) – A police officer who was shot on Friday night in New Kensington has died.

Law enforcement sources have told local news stations the officer was shot during a traffic stop, WTAE reports.

Heavy police activity is still at the scene as the gunman has not been caught. A police helicopter is joining multiple departments in the search.

The officer who was shot died at a nearby hospital. His identity has yet to be released.

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