DUQUESNE, Pa. (KDKA) – Family members on Facebook said Daevion Raines, 15, was a kind hearted young man who brought a smile to everyone’s face and had a positive energy about him. He was found in dead in the backseat of a car with multiple gunshot wounds.
Police and paramedics responded to the intersection of Smoker and Newford Alleys in Duquesne just after 1 a.m. Saturday in response to 911 calls about shots being fired. Police said the car Raines was in was on Neword Alley when it was ambushed. At least 15 shots were fired into the car as it passed.
Jason Thomas, who lives nearby, heard those shots.
“Heard cars squealing tires what you normally hear around here then four or five shots pause then seven shots… 10, 15 minutes later sirens and cops,” Thomas said.
When police got to the scene they found a car that was reported stolen two days earlier and crashed into a telephone pole.
A 17-year-old was found nearby, also shot multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition. Police said he was driving the car.
Police believe there were several other people inside the car when the shooting happened and took off before police arrived.
“That’s sad. That’s a kid pretty much still in high school. No life now because of somebody else over nothing probably,” Thomas said.
While Thomas said he’s used to hearing the sound of gunfire in his neighborhood, it’s not welcomed.
“Put down the guns I mean killing each other for what? Over money, guns, weed, for what? Go to school, get an education, get a real job,” Thomas said.
If you have any information on this shooting or who’s responsible, you’re being asked to call Allegheny County Police or reach out on social media.