By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police say a 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot in the chest in Homewood.
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Pittsburgh Police are on the 7100 block of Frankstown Avenue for a reported shooting. More Updates To Follow. pic.twitter.com/d7M2a2KNFt
— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) June 10, 2021
Police responded to the 7100 block of Frankstown Avenue Thursday evening.
Officers got a ShotSpotter alert for Lawndale Street and then got a call for a child shot on Frankstown Avenue and North Homewood Avenue.
Police arrived to find a child in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was in an SUV with a man who was trying to get help, law enforcement said.READ MORE: SUV Of Ohio Mom Stephanie Van Nguyen And 2 Kids Missing Since 2002 Pulled From River
“When officers arrived, they found a juvenile female with a gunshot wound to the chest. Officers were able to get that victim out of the vehicle and render aid until medics arrived,” said Public Safety spokesperson Maurice Matthews.
She was taken to Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
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