Teenager Killed In Northview Heights Shooting

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A teenager died after a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Northview Heights neighborhood Sunday night.

Police say they were called to the 800 block of Mount Pleasant Road 11:20 p.m.

“By the time I looked out the window, I actually saw people running over across the street where the body was lying down on the ground and somebody went and got a sheet or a blanket or something and [placed] it over the person,” a witness said.

Pittsburgh police rushed the victim to Allegheny General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead 30 minutes later.

He has been identified as Derrick Brown, 16, of Arnold.

Credit: KDKA/Brian Grystar

Credit: KDKA/Brian Grystar

At this point, it’s unclear what Brown was doing in Northview Heights.

Witnesses described hearing dozens of shots.

“It was a lot. It wasn’t like a minute and then it was over it because it was still going on for quite a number of minutes that the shots were going on,” a witness said.

Overnight investigators placed 77 evidence markers at numerous locations along Mount Pleasant Road. Three guns were also seen on the ground.

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