PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two teenagers who were riding in a jitney were wounded Thursday afternoon when gunfire erupted in Pittsburgh’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.
Jitney driver Booker T. Howze Jr. told police he picked up five teenagers this afternoon near Perry Traditional Academy.
They wanted to go to Evandale Road, but before they got there two men started firing at the jitney from different directions.
Howze told KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti, “The guys were walking up the street, on both sides, and all of a sudden they started shooting.”
His passengers jumped out of the cab and ran into the nearby woods.
Police recovered an assault weapon near the scene.
They said at least six shell casings were recovered, but witnesses reported hearing more than six shots.
Howze says his jitneying days may be numbered after the experience.
“Terrible job, I’m about ready to give it up. This is it for me, I’m going to find myself a job,” he said.
The wounded teens were taken to a hospital, and treated for non-life threatening wounds.