Youth wounded Monday night on bus; Pittsburgh police investigating
Pittsburgh police are investigating the wounding of a 17-year-old Pittsburgh boy while he was a passenger on charter school bus Monday evening.
The bus driver told police she heard two to three shots. Two other youth were unharmed but the 17-year-old yelled that he was struck in a shoulder, police said in a statement Tuesday. The youth were returning home from the New Academy Charter School.
The incident happened in Arlington near Spring Street and Arlington Avenue just before 6:45 p.m.
The police ShotSpotter detected the shots and officers were directed there.
The youth was driven to a hospital by the bus driver, police said Tuesday.
He was admitted and was in stable condition.
“Nothing is more important than the safety of our students, especially while they are attending and traveling to and from school,” New Academy Charter School spokesman Richard Roberts said.
“That is why the investigation into this isolated event last night, where one of our vans was struck by random gunfire from outside the vehicle, is receiving our highest priority. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement and no serious injuries were sustained in the incident.”
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