MOUNT OLIVER (KDKA/AP) — Gunfire erupted Friday night on Brownsville Road in Mount Oliver, near the city line, sending four people to the hospital.
The victims included an 11-year-old boy, two teenagers and an adult. Two of the victims suffered critical wounds.READ MORE: Fired BNY Mellon Employee Loses Appeal For Wrongful Termination Over Antwon Rose Protesters Facebook Comments
Officials said the gunfire on a Mount Oliver street was reported at about 7 p.m. Friday and is believed to have been a drive-by shooting.
The 11-year-old boy was taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he was reported in critical condition. A 13-year-old was taken to UPMC Mercy in critical condition.
A 16-year-old also taken to UPMC Mercy and a man treated at the scene were reported with minor injuries.
Police said the three teenagers were shot on steps near a convenience store and the adult was hit on the opposite side of the street.
A woman who was by a Rite-Aid Pharmacy near the shooting scene said she was standing outside the drug store, and all of a sudden shots went off.
“Concrete from the drug store hit my shirt, and a bullet went through the glass [in the pharmacy door] just above my head,” she said.READ MORE: United Steelworkers Authorize Strike At Local Allegheny Technologies Plants
The woman, who did not want her name used, said, “if I was a couple of inches taller, I would have been hit.”
“It’s terrifying because you don’t want to walk the streets anymore here, for fear of being shot,” said neighbor Phyllis Workinger.
No arrests were immediately reported.
Not far from where the Friday night shooting occurred, an 11-year-old Mount Oliver boy was shot and killed just last month by a man an unknown assailant. No arrests have been made in that case.
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