West Mifflin football player shot multiple times in legs, feet Saturday
A teen was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after being shot Saturday in West Mifflin.
West Mifflin football coach Rod Steele confirmed that the boy that was shot was a member of the football team.
He would not identify the player or comment further.
Allegheny County Police said they were originally notified of the incident by Duquesne police around 11:40 p.m.
The shooting was thought to have occurred on Auriles Street in Duquesne, but further investigation revealed it took place in the 3800 block of Inland Avenue in West Mifflin.
County Police Inspector Andrew Schurman said witnesses saw two vehicles speed away from Inland Avenue after hearing gunfire.
“One of these vehicles was driven by a 17-year-old shooting victim to Auriles Street in Duquesne, where he was transported to a local hospital for gunshot wounds to his thigh and feet,” Schurman reported.
Investigators believe two males on foot approached the vehicles along Inland Avenue and started firing.
County detectives and the county medical examiner’s mobile crime unit found 28 bullet shell casings at the Inland Avenue scene.
The motive for the shooting is unknown.
Anyone who saw or heard anything surrounding the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous. You can also reach county police through its social media sites.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .