HOMEWOOD (KDKA) — An 18-year-old woman from Braddock was shot Tuesday morning while walking down a Homewood street.
The shooting happened on the sidewalk in the 500 block of North Homewood Avenue at Annan Way around 10:30 a.m.
“These are our babies around here, and it just breaks my heart to see them taking lives and their lives being taken,” said Trina Anderson, who lives near the shooting.
She says the violence in her community and others brings her to tears.
“Where is the mayor?” she said. “It just breaks my heart.”
According to officials, the victim had just gotten off a Port Authority bus and was walking with a man when the shots rang out. The man then fled the scene.
“We were notified that there was a female that had been shot here as she was walking down the sidewalk with a male that we have yet to identify. That male fled the scene running on foot, or perhaps walking on foot quickly,” said Sonya Toler, Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman.
Port Authority Police have released images of a person of interest in the case.
The surveillance images show the man as he was boarding a bus on Tuesday morning.
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The young woman was shot in the arm and the back. She was conscious and breathing, but in critical condition when she was taken to UPMC Presbyterian.
Police sealed off a large area with police tape while they investigated. They have since cleared the scene.
No weapon has been recovered.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Pittsburgh Police at (412) 323-7800.