MCKEESPORT, Pa. (KDKA) – The daughter of Brandon Short, a star linebacker for Penn State who went on to play in the NFL, was shot and killed in McKeesport Monday.
“My heart is broken. I’ve lost the light of my life, my oldest daughter Karli passed away this morning in a senseless act of gun violence,” Brandon Short, who also sits on the PSU Board of Trustees, wrote on Facebook.READ MORE: Duquesne University Extends President Dr. Ken Gormley's Contract
Allegheny County Police say first responders were called to the 300 block of 25th Street around 10:30 Monday morning. They found a woman suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.
Neighbor Rich Pellecchia was outside working and heard the commotion as police arrived.
“They were parked out here, and they were up in the back alley, they had it taped off,” he said. “Next thing we know, supposedly her mother pulled up and we heard and crying and screaming.”READ MORE: Seaplane Lands On Allegheny River Outside Of Heinz Field
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Twenty-six-year-old Karli Short was pronounced dead at the scene. Her father says that she was five months pregnant, and he found out her unborn baby was a boy. “We’ll bury my grandson with her,” he said.
On Tuesday, detectives stopped by the house where it happened. They knocked, but no one answered.
“It makes you think, you know? And it’s really a weird feeling. But we didn’t hear no noise or nothing like that before the police arrived or anything,” said Pellecchia.MORE NEWS: Giant Eagle Pharmacy Reinstates Appointment-Only System For All COVID-19 Vaccinations
There’s been no word on possible suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-833-ALL-TIPS.