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Daughter Killed, Mother Wounded In Hill District Shooting

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman was wounded and her daughter killed when more than 20 gunshots rang out while they were standing in their driveway Friday afternoon in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

The shooting happened around 3:15 p.m. along Cherokee Street in the Sugar Top neighborhood of the Upper Hill.

“What happened basically is that, a mother and a daughter, who were in their driveway-garage area, were struck by bullets,” said Sonya Toler, of the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department.

The daughter has been identified as 34-year-old Tina Crawford. She was found dead in the garage.

Her mother, Patti Crawford, suffered at least one gunshot wound.

She was rushed to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. At last report, she was alert and conscious.

Neighbors say they’re a good family.

“I just don’t understand. What’s going on in society today when you come and kill some random, good people? I don’t understand,” said Tracy Scott, a neighbor.

Investigators retrieved at least 20 shell casings. Bullet holes were in the car and on the frame of the garage door.

Police say they are searching for three suspects.

“We are, right now, looking for three individuals who fled the scene,” said Toler. “Two in a vehicle, one on foot.”

Authorities have not yet released a description of those individuals. Police canvassed the scene and talked to neighbors.

“I can tell you that the people here, the neighbors, are outraged and they are sharing what information they can with us,” said Toler.

So far, there’s no word on a motive.

“She was a good girl. She worked hard. They all had jobs. They followed their mother’s footsteps. Her mother’s a retiree. I just don’t see why somebody would want to come and do that to them.”

There are unconfirmed reports that Tina Crawford may have been a witness in a criminal case. Pittsburgh Police will neither confirm nor deny that.

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office says they are unaware of her being a witness. A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said they aren’t familiar with Tina Crawford either.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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