MOUNT OLIVER, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say two boys are expected to survive critical injuries in a drive-by shooting near Pittsburgh that also wounded two other people.
Police chief Matt Juzwick told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Saturday that a 13-year-old boy hit by the 7 p.m. gunfire in Mount Oliver improved after surgery at UPMC Mercy.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
He said an 11-year-old boy taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh had also improved.
A 16-year-old was also taken to UPMC Mercy with minor injuries and a man was treated at the scene.
Gunfire erupted Friday night on Brownsville Road in Mount Oliver, near the city line.
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.
The man said the driver and front-seat passenger fired out of both sides of a dark-colored car. Juzwick said the motive for the shooting is unknown.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
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.
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.
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