Community Leaders Address Recent Violence At Youth Football Game

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Community leaders met Tuesday evening to address the violence that erupted at a youth football game over the weekend, leaving a local grandmother dead.

Charlene Walters, of Verona, was one of three people shot at the peewee football game at the field near the old Peabody High School in East Liberty on Saturday.

“This is all bizarre, what happened to her. She was the last one, anyone for this to happen to. She was too good of a person for this to happen to,” said Mark Hyser, a neighbor. “She was there watching her grandson play a football game, there’s nothing wrong with that.”

Police say the intended target was a 27-year-old man who was there to watch his 5-year-old son play.

“To decide to go where children are is like saying; meet me at the daycare. Why would anyone go where children are to conduct such violence?” said Brandi Fisher, of Push for Peace.

Police say they have a lot to work with in terms of developing leads.

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