HOMEWOOD (KDKA) – Pittsburgh police are investigating after a student was shot while heading to school Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Flames Rip Through Catering Business In Lawrence County
According to police, the incident happened in the 7500 block of Hamilton Avenue just before 8 a.m.
The 17-year-old male victim was shot as he was getting into a jitney. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital after the jitney driver flagged down a police officer.
The victim was last listed in critical condition.READ MORE: The Return Of Fall Fun: Farms In The Region Preparing For Fall Festivities
Dave Jenkins has a barbecue business nearby and heard the shots.
“I was busy on the grill and you could hear the shots. I looked up and you could see people running and scattering,” Jenkins said.
ShotSpotter indicated eight rounds had been fired in that area.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Dry Conditions And Warm Temperatures Expected Thursday
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (412)-323-7800.