PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Neighbors in Pittsburgh’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood are on edge after a teenager was shot in the middle of Wednesday afternoon.
Police had plenty of evidence to examine, more than a dozen fragments and casings in the area of the old Horace Mann School.
Witnesses heard gunshots in the middle of the afternoon, and then saw a 17-year-old limping away.
An eyewitness asked us to protect his identity.
“I heard six or seven really loud gunshots in front of the house,” he said. “After they had stopped, I looked out my window and I saw a young man hopping away who appeared to have been hurt.”
The victim was Rossie Holloway’s son. He says the teen was trying to get away from the gunfire.
“My son was coming, he was coming from the store and he heard a bunch of gunshots, and when he was running, one of the bullets hit him in the foot,” said Holloway. “It’s a through shot cause he’s up at Allegheny General right now.”
“Ever since the school’s been closed, they’ve been having drug trafficking going on. People hang up here and sell their drugs even though the kids have a little playground there. They’ve even tore out the rubber part, so it’s no longer a playground,” said Glenn Williams, a neighbor. “They need to keep the kids away from the school. I think the police should come and cite them, at least put them in their data so they know who they are.”
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