3 Teens Recovering After Shooting Near Brashear H.S.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Three teenagers are recovering after being injured in a shooting near Brashear High School Wednesday afternoon.
Two of the victims were brought to UPMC Mercy Hospital, while a third victim was taken to Allegheny General Hospital.
Two of the victims have been identified as Eugene Minor and Andrew Umphrey, both 17, and 15-yar-old DaJour Jones.
Minor, who is a junior at the school, is also a member of the basketball team. He was transported to the hospital by an ambulance after being shot in the neck.
His family said he underwent a procedure to recover from the gunshot wound, but was alert and talking.
“This is ridiculous. This is crazy. This is crazy. This is sad. This is not right. To hit home like this, this is not good,” his aunt, Terri Minor, said.
He was released from the hospital Thursday morning.
Umphrey is also a junior and plays football for the high school. He was grazed by a bullet in the head. He remains in Mercy Hospital as he continues to receive treatment.
“Andrew, they told me he’s having a lot of pain in his head,” said Audrey Umphrey, Andrew’s grandmother. “I didn’t know if he was going to live or die or what. Oct. 18 there was a big feud with these boys, I says, ‘Were you into that?’ He says, ‘No, I didn’t know anything about it.’”
For Umphrey’s family, the shooting has brought back a lot of pain.
Andrew’s mother, Andrea Umphrey, was killed 10 years ago. She was kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend as she sang in her church choir in Sheraden. The suspect forced Andrea and her then-infant child into a minivan and took off. Although the child, who is now 10, was not injured, the suspect shot and killed the 35-year-old mother of three.
“I didn’t want to lose nobody. I didn’t want to lose no more family,” said Andre Umphrey, Andrew’s brother. “I lost my mom when I was 10-years-old, that’s the first thing that went through my mind when all this happened.”
Jones is believed to be a friend of the other two young men. He was treated at Allegheny General Hospital for a gunshot wound to his foot or his leg and released Wednesday night. He is the youngest of the victims and is a freshman at Brashear High School.
All three victims are expected to recovery.
Police have charged a 16-year-old Anjohnito (A.J.) Willet, Jr. as an adult in connection with the shooting.
Willet is facing several charges, including four counts each of criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault, as well as a minor not to possess a firearm charge.