Shooting In Garfield Claims 16-Year-Old’s Life
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh police are investigating a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Garfield section that left a 16-year-old dead Sunday night.
Authorities say the shooting happened in the 400-block of North Aiken Avenue around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The victim has been identified as Ne’Ondre Harbour of Garfield.
Friends and classmates of Harbour describe him as not only well liked, but a star athlete at Pittsburgh Obama Academy.
“He was looking forward to going to college. He didn’t deserve it. He wasn’t involved with any drugs. He was an athlete. He didn’t have time for any of that stupid stuff,” says Catherine Pierotti. “I think this will have a huge impact on the school because he was such a good athlete and a great friend to everyone in the school.”
Police say an argument turned deadly when shots were fired into the house at 408 North Aiken Avenue.
Police say Harbour was not involved in the initial dispute, and was standing outside when a man walked up and began shooting into the occupied house.
According to investigators, Harbour ran a short distance before collapsing near Kincaid Street and North Atlantic Avenue.
He had a gunshot wound to his torso and was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital where he later died.
Ne’Ondre Harbour was a star athlete at the Barack Obama Academy of International Studies in East Liberty.
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