Police: Male, 17, Shot & Killed In Swissvale Park

SWISSVALE (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in a Swissvale park Thursday morning.

According to police, officers were initially called to Collingwood Park around 7:10 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive male.

When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds and the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Swissvale police were summoned to Collingwood Park by a passing motorist who saw an unresponsive male. When they arrived, they found what we believe to be a 17-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds,” Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said.

Family members, including the teen’s mother and her fiancé, went to the park to see where their loved one had been murdered.

“What happened is just an environment of the street. He started running with the wrong people. He was 17. He snuck out of the house and this is what happened,” Keith Mitchell said.

Mitchell identified the victim as Valon Davies.

According to investigators, neighbors reported hearing gunfire around 2 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Allegheny County Police.

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