By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police say a teenager was shot and killed in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood.READ MORE: School Bus Crashes In Perry South
Pittsburgh Public Safety says police responded Tuesday to Montezuma Street for a ShotSpotter alert. When they arrived, they found the victim on the 1400 block of Olivant Street.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 15-year-old Donangelo Castapheny.
Pittsburgh Public Schools has released this statement on the victim, who was a student.
“It is with deep sadness we report the tragic passing of Donangelo Castaphney, a Gifted and Talented tenth grader at Pittsburgh Allderdice. Donangelo was sadly killed in a shooting incident that took place in Lincoln-Lemington last night.READ MORE: State Police Investigating 5 Thefts From Vehicles, 2 Burglaries In Indiana County
“Donangelo was known as a polite, quiet kid. His teachers remember him as thoughtful and kind with a big smile and sharp wit. Donangelo loved the game of basketball. He played recreationally in his neighborhood and for the Westinghouse Bulldogs before transferring to Pittsburgh Allderdice last school year.
“We care a great deal about the health and wellness of our students and staff. Both Student and Employee Assistance providers will be on hand at Pittsburgh Allderdice and Pittsburgh Westinghouse today to provide support for anyone who needs it.
“We request that the media respect the privacy of both school communities during this difficult time. No further comment will be provided by school of District staff at this time.”
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