Juvenile Pistol-Whipped During North Side Home Invasion
NORTH SIDE (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a juvenile was pistol-whipped during a home invasion on the North Side Wednesday night.
According to police, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 1000-block of Sheffield Street.
“The mother inside the home had heard a banging at her door. She looked out, she saw three black males with masks covering their faces,” Pittsburgh Police Lt. Shirley Sloan said.
Horrified, she called 911 and headed downstairs to try to stop the intruders.
“They were breaking the door in and she was trying to keep them out,” Lt. Sloan said. “Her son heard the commotion, came over to help her. He was trying to push the door.”
Despite their efforts, they were unable to keep the intruders out.
“Two entered the house, one stayed as a watch on the outside. They hit the younger son across the head a couple times with the weapon and then they took off running,” Lt. Sloan said. “They didn’t take anything. As far as we know, they didn’t ask for anything specifically.”
As soon as the situation started, it was over.
“It was real short. They took off running after that. I think she may have even told them the police were called,” Lt. Sloan said.
The woman who had this happen to her didn’t want appear on camera. However, she told KDKA-TV’s Ross Guidotti that physically, her 14-year-old child is going to be okay, but like his mother and younger sibling, he is terrified over what occurred.
“Nobody knows what it was about or the identity of the three,” Lt. Sloan said.
They remain on the loose. Normally, authorities say never engage intruders, but police said this woman had no choice.
No arrests have been made and full descriptions of the suspects were not available.
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