STOWE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a man was shot near Sto-Rox High School.
School children walked past Dale Street in McKees Rocks on Tuesday afternoon, confused by the police presence and crime scene tape all around.
A 19-year-old was shot and seriously injured just a block from Sto-Rox High School.
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The district Superintendent Frank Dalmas met some of the school buses outside.
“Frustrated. You’re frustrated,” said Dalmas. “It’s becoming too much commonplace, not just in our area, but all across the country. It’s in the news now, but tomorrow it’ll be forgotten about, and it just can’t be.”
A surveillance photo released by Allegheny County Police shows a man, who investigators say, may have critical information about the shooting. He was spotted running from scene. So far, a motive has not been identified.
Marissa Matthews is opening a business near the scene of the shooting.
“We heard gunshots, but it sounded kind of funny, and there were probably like four or five of them, and then we saw like five or six, like, teenagers run up the street and start like banging on the daycare doors,” Matthews.
Allegheny County Police are heading up the investigation. Lt. Andrew Schurman told reporters the victim isn’t cooperating.
“We do have some information on one of the people we believe is involved in the shooting, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, it’s royal blue on top, darker blue on the bottom with a thick white strip through the middle, seen fleeing the area after the shooting,” Lt. Schurman said. “The victim has been less than forthcoming.”
The high school was on lockdown for about 30 minutes after the shooting; although, dismissal had taken place much earlier. It is not believed that the incident had anything to do with students from the high school.
“Talking with the superintendent and the principal, we definitely know they weren’t students who were involved with this. We don’t believe any students were hurt,” said Stowe Township Police Chief Mathew Preininger.
Police are hoping witnesses on the street at the time of the shooting will come forward.