Teen shot, killed in Duquesne Heights was a Brashear High School student
The 16-year-old who died after a Sunday afternoon shooting in Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Heights neighborhood was a junior at Brashear High School, Pittsburgh Public Schools said in a statement.
Police are still investigating, police spokeswoman Cara Cruz said. It was reported to 911 at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Fingal Street
Alexander Alman died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at UPMC Mercy Hospital, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
“Described as a kind student with a good heart, Alexander will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with Alexander’s family and friends during this difficult time,” Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said in a statement.
The district initially said the shooting was accidental, but later said that because the police investigation was ongoing, it was describing the incident as a shooting.
Counselors are at the school to help anyone who needs it, Pugh said.
The district is also sending a letter to families at the school detailing strategies to help students cope with the loss, Pugh said.
Alman was shot once. Another juvenile who was in the home was questioned about what happened, police said.
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