DUQUESNE (KDKA) — Duquesne police and Allegheny County homicide detectives are unraveling a mystery over the shooting death of an 18-year-old.
His body was found in a Duquesne neighborhood early this morning.
According to Duquesne police, a passing motorist found the victim, identified as 18-year-old Charles Davis of North Versailles, in front of an abandoned home on Mehaffey Street around 8:30 a.m.
“The police received the information, went to the scene, responded to the call and discovered a young black male had numerous, multiple gunshot wounds to his body,” Chief Richard Adams, of the Duquesne Police Department, said. “He was deceased at the scene.”
Investigators say they believe Davis was shot at another location in Duquesne and someone later dropped his body off in front of the house.
Exactly where and why he was shot remains a mystery.
Neighbors reported hearing gunshots near Catherine Street. Police also recovered a car and some shell casings in that area.
“We don’t know if the two incidents are connected at this time. We’re looking into that,” said Allegheny County Police Assistant Supt. James Morton. “We’ll know as soon as we process the car we just towed in here and after the autopsy of the boy that was found.”
It’s another shooting involving young African American males that’s been troubling a number of communities in Allegheny County.
“It’s not only the Mon Valley, it’s everywhere,” Morton said. “For some reason, it’s going out the Mon Valley area from Homestead to Duquesne; we haven’t been out here for a while. McKeesport, we’ve been to McKeesport, and Wilkinsburg every once in a while; but Homestead, we’ve been there for the last week or so.”