A Marvin Morgan brace wasn't enough to earn Shrewsbury their first away victory of the season as Hartlepool salvaged a point with a last minute equaliser.
Town fell behind when Jonathan Franks drilled an effort into the bottom corner on 15 minutes.
The visitors were level 12 minutes later when a free-kick from Joe Jacobson was nodded down by Darren Jones and Morgan made no mistake from 10 yards.
Chances were few and far between after half-time but Town looked to have won it when substitute Mark Wright played in Morgan who calmly slotted home with just eight minutes remaining.
Paul Parry hit the post and Wright fired a golden chance over before Hartlepool levelled in the 90th minute through Andy Monkhouse who volleyed home from 15 yards.
Shrewsbury still had a chance to win it but Morgan was denied a famous hat-trick by a smart save from Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Flinders.