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Homewood Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, At Least 4 Injured

(Photo Courtesy of Jasmine Morris' Family)

(Photo Courtesy of Jasmine Morris’ Family)

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HOMEWOOD (KDKA) – Police are investigating after two people were shot and killed in Homewood early Sunday morning.

According to the medical examiner’s office, the shooting happened inside a building near the intersection of Kelly Street and North Homewood Avenue around 3 a.m.

The victims have been identified as Jasmine Morris, 20, of Penn Hills, and Demetrius Broadnax, 27, of Wilkinsburg.

Officers were patrolling the area when they noticed several people running from a private club. Two women approached the officers and stated they had been shot.

While the officers were helping the women, the club’s owner approached them and said there were two other people shot inside.

The officers then found Jasmine Morris, 21, of Penn Hills, and Demetrius Broadax, 27, of Wilkinsburg, on the ground and unresponsive. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Numerous shell casings were found at the scene as well.

“Her friends came to my house and said that Jasmine had been shot,” Morris’ mother, Lisa Briggs, said.

Briggs rushed to the scene when she heard about her daughter, who had only been in the club for about 15 minutes. At least four others suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds. So far, no motive was given for the shootings.

Two or three other people also went to local hospitals with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, which are believed to have been suffered at the same club.

“Six people’s lives, six people’s families have been affected by this one person’s decisions to go in this club and take people’s lives,” Briggs said.

Morris had three children – two boys and a girl.

“They don’t have their mother, 21-years old and pretty as a picture,” Briggs said.  “Why? But, he’s going to answer to us why and even if we don’t get the answer he will be caught no matter what, even if he doesn’t say a word.”

Police are currently looking to see if surveillance footage captured the incident inside the club.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Unit at (412)-323-7161.

If you’d like to donate to the family, you can at any PNC Bank, under the Jasmine Morris Memorial Fund, c/o Lisa Briggs.
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