CLAIRTON, Pa. (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police say it was after a Memorial Day picnic Monday night when gunfire erupted in Clairton resulting in a double shooting.
“Witnesses were able to identify that it was a male that fired the shots,” Allegheny County Police Insp. Michael Peairs said.
Police say he was a young man around 19- to 20-years-old who took off in a vehicle around 11:30 p.m.
Police say the man fired shots along Wylie and Henry Avenues near the Millvue Acres Apartments. Two people were hit.
A 25-year-old man shot was in the thigh and a 16-year-old girl hit in the ankle.
“Female was entering a vehicle just as she was shot,” said Insp. Peairs.
Investigators placed evidence markers in that area, and KDKA’s cameras captured a vehicle with a window that had been shot out.
Police say the victims were alert when taken by ambulance to the hospital, where they’re now recovering.
For hours last night, detectives were on scene, but say this investigation is far from over.
“We’re hoping detectives today can obtain some more information, possibly video from the scene,” said Insp. Peairs.
At this time, no one has been arrested.
Police say if you know anything, give them a call on the County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.