PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are investigating after a young man was wounded in a drive-by shooting Friday evening in the city’s Beechview area.
The shooting happened around 7:10 p.m. near the intersection of Crane and Gladys Avenues, not far from Brashear High School.
According to police, the 19-year-old victim was a passenger in a Cadillac. His name has not been released.
After the gunfire, the person driving the Cadillac drove down Crane Avenue and ended up in the parking lot of an automobile detail business in the 1300 block of Banksville Road where the victim got out of the car and collapsed to the ground.
Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said, “We have a 19-year-old male, the passenger in the Cadillac, who was shot and taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital.”
It appeared the teenager was shot in the right side. He was listed in stable condition at last check.
There were multiple bullet holes on the passenger side of the car, more than half a dozen from the gas tank to the front passenger window. The driver of the Cadillac, who was not injured in the gunfire, was being questioned by police.
Police say the shots came from a gold-colored sedan, which they are now looking for.
Meanwhile, people who live in the neighborhood say there was no mistaking what they heard, and it happened too close to home.
Joe Medved told KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti, “I was in my living room, I watching the news, and I heard four shots. That’s what I heard.”
Medved says his neighborhood is normally busy but peaceful.
“I perceived it to be a safe area,” he said. “I mean, I’ve lived here, what, 12 years, and this is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard.”
Medved’s daughter, Cassandra, said, “This is like the worst thing I’ve actually seen happen since the shooting at Brashear a couple of years ago.”
In November of 2013, a 16-year-old shot into crowd of students leaving Brashear High School, wounding three teenagers.
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