PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 14-year-old boy is recovering after he was wounded by a bullet fired through the wall of his home in Pittsburgh’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.
The incident happened Wednesday night while he was in his upstairs bedroom.
“I said, ‘Oh my God, another young child has been shot.”
That’s how Margaret Neal says she reacted Wednesday night when she heard gunshots a few blocks from her home. She was right, a child had been shot.
Someone fired shots at a house in the 2900-block of Frederick Street.
Police say the bullets went right through the walls of the house, hitting a 14-year-old boy in the stomach as he sat at his desk playing games on his computer.
He is in stable condition at Children’s Hospital.
Police say there has been feuding in the neighborhood, and that the boy’s older brother was possibly the target.
Commander Rashall Brackney of Pittsburgh Police Zone 1, says there were two other shooting in the area, each an hour apart.
She says another house was shot at in the 3100-block of Frederick Street, and the back windows of a car were shot out on East Marshall Avenue.
There were no injuries in those shootings.
Commander Brackney says the community is cooperating.
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