Teen shot in McKeesport; weapon found
A 17-year-old male was shot in the leg on Wednesday afternoon in McKeesport.
Police said the shooting occurred in the area of Jenny Lind and Duquesne streets about 3:15 p.m.
The shooter escaped but police recovered a weapon nearby on Eaton Street.
McKeesport police Assistant Chief Tom Greene said the victim appeared to have been wounded twice in the leg. Greene said the juvenile was alert and conscious at the scene but uncooperative with police.
Residents of the neighborhood said they heard what sounded like an exchange of gunfire.
“It was like six (shots), then there was four after that,” said Brian Benjamin, who was indoors when the shooting occurred.
A first responder at the scene said the victim was taken to Children's Hospital of UPMC.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
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