PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A teenager is dead and his mother is hospitalized following overnight shootings in the Perry South section of the city’s North Side; relatives tell KDKA that it’s not the first time that their family has had to deal with tragedy.
Just about an hour after someone shot Kimberly Wade in the stomach on Koerner Avenue last night, her 19-year-old son was shot a few blocks away on Leland Street.
The son, who has been identified as Chris Michaux, has since died from his injuries.
Now, Wade is left to mourn another child lost to gunfire as she recovers from her own gunshot wounds. Police say she is listed in serious condition.
Wade was shot in 2008 when gunmen fired 40 rounds into her North Side home, killing her 12-year-old daughter, Jolesa Barber.
The victim’s brother told KDKA that his family still hasn’t recovered from that shooting.
“I didn’t really have a chance to mourn her yet,” the victim’s brother told KDKA-TV, “…and then this.”
The man, who asked not to be identified, said the suspects were “just riding around here shooting.”
Police have not released much information to share about what led to the shootings last night; but they have released a description of a vehicle that might have been involved in the crime.
Investigators are looking for a black Chevy Impala with tinted windows, silver trim and chrome wheels.
At this point, however, police have not made any arrests. But they have also issued a be-on-the-lookout alert for four heavily-armed African-American males in that vehicle, which officials say was seen this afternoon at the Comcast building in Sheraden.
Anyone with information is urged to call police.