NORTH SIDE (KDKA) – Police will be stepping up patrols in an area of the North Side after three shootings in a short amount of time. One of the incidents left a 14-year-old injured.
A bullet hole scars the bedroom window of a home on Fredrick Street where a 14-year-old boy was an innocent victim of the shooting Wednesday night.
“The unfortunate part is the 14-year-old, who was sitting at his desk on the computer playing games, was not the person who was initially targeted, but maybe an older brother,” Pittsburgh Police Commander RaShall Brackney said.
Commander Brackney said several bullets made their way into the walls of the house. The boy was shot in the stomach and is lucky to be in stable condition.
“The 14-year-old is an innocent person who is literally the recipient of someone else’s revenge,” Commander Brackney said.
“I just heard two gun shots go off and I thought it was just kids playing around,” Ronnie Hein said.
However, it isn’t the only shooting that police are investigating. Police believe the same gunman is responsible for shooting up a vehicle Wednesday night on East Marshall Avenue, which was most likely mistaken for someone else’s.
Police believe the same person could also be responsible for firing shots at another home on Fredrick Street just prior to the teen being shot.
“At this time, we are trying to make a connection between the three shootings, because they happened each almost an hour apart,” Commander Brackney said.
Police said they will be aggressively pursuing the person behind the shootings. Anyone with information is asked to call police.
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