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HOMEWOOD (KDKA) – Pittsburgh police are investigating after a student was shot while heading to school Tuesday morning.

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.

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.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (412)-323-7800.