The Pittsburgh community mourns the tragic loss of Cole Kerns, a beloved brother and friend, who passed away under heartbreaking circumstances. Cole’s untimely death has left a void in the hearts of those who knew him, sparking an outpouring of grief and tributes.
Cole Kerns, a 28-year-old resident of Pittsburgh, lost his life in a shooting incident near Sophie’s Saloon, located off Brownsville Road. The incident unfolded around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Brownsville Avenue and Agnew Avenue in Carrick.
Upon responding to the scene, investigators found Cole Kerns shot in the head and shoulder on the rear porch of Sophie’s Saloon. Tragically, he was declared dead at the scene by medical personnel.
Witnesses reported that approximately seven people were on the deck, and the atmosphere appeared normal until an altercation ensued. Cole Kerns allegedly punched a man, who retaliated by pulling out a gun and firing two shots at Kerns. The assailant, identified as Corey Rall, 25, fled the scene and later turned himself in to authorities.
The news of Cole Kerns’ passing has deeply affected his friends and the community at large. Social media posts and tributes reflect the shock and sorrow experienced by those who cherished him. A heartfelt message shared online speaks of the pain of losing a childhood friend and laments the tragedy that took Cole Kerns “too soon.”
In the aftermath of the shooting, an arrest warrant was issued for Corey Rall, the alleged shooter. Rall, 25, turned himself in to authorities on Monday, taking a significant step toward accountability for the tragic incident.
As the Pittsburgh community grapples with the loss of Cole Kerns, thoughts and condolences are extended to his family and friends. Funeral arrangements and further details surrounding the incident will likely be communicated in the coming days.
May Cole Kerns rest in peace, and may his memory be a source of strength and solace for those who loved him.