According to police, around 3:00 P.M., a 21-year-old Post Office worker was shot in the ear while delivering mail near the intersection of East 25th and German street.
At the scene, the victim said he was walking down steps of a home and heard a loud pop, then felt something running down his neck.
The victim says, he realized he had been shot and called 911.
The police say they think a piece of shrapnel may have gotten stuck in his ear.
He was taken away on a stretcher to be treated at UPMC Hamot, with non-life threatening injuries.