PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The teenage victim wounded in a shooting Wednesday night in Homewood has died from his injuries.
According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, 16-year-old Jonathan Freeman of Stanton Heights died around 10 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital.
Police say Freeman was found shot inside of a home on Susquehanna Street around 8 p.m.
Officers were called to the scene from a ShotSpotter notification.
He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but later was pronounced dead.
Freeman was a junior at Allderdice High School is Squirrel Hill. The Pittsburgh Public School District has released this statement on his passing:
“It is with deep sorrow we report the loss of a member of the Pittsburgh Allderdice school community. Pittsburgh Allderdice Junior Jonathan David Freeman was the tragic victim of a shooting incident that occurred yesterday evening in the Homewood area if the city.
“A high achieving student, Jonathan was known to always have a smile on his face and was very well-liked by all who knew him. Jonathan has a long history with the District, first as a student at Pittsburgh Liberty K-5, then as a student at Pittsburgh Obama, and most recently a student of Pittsburgh Allderdice. We are all very saddened by this senseless loss of life.
“We care a great deal about the health and wellness of our students and staff. Per procedure whenever there is a student loss due to gun violence, Pittsburgh Allderdice will operate on a modified lockdown today. Also, the Student Support Program and Employee Assistance Program providers will be onsite to assist any student or staff member who needs it. Additional supports will also be made available to students and staff at the other schools impacted by this loss.
“We request that the media respect the privacy of the students and staff mourning this loss. District and school staff will provide no further comment at this time.”
Police have not released if any suspects have been taken into custody.