West Mifflin quarterback continues recovery, investigation ongoing
West Mifflin Area High School quarterback Jaylen Dukes continues to recover after being shot in the leg and feet Saturday.
Borough and Allegheny County police are investigating the shooting along the 3800 block of Inland Avenue in West Mifflin.
No suspects were identified as of Tuesday afternoon, county police said.
Acting West Mifflin Superintendent Mark Hoover said the shooting victim was the senior quarterback for the varsity football team but declined further comment.
Coach Rod Steele also declined to discuss the incident or condition of his player.
Authorities said Dukes was shot while sitting in a car parked along the road.
Investigators believe two males on foot approached the vehicle and started firing.
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 (Dukes) to Auriles Street in Duquesne, where he was transported to a local hospital for gunshot wounds to his thigh and feet,” Schurman reported.
County detectives and the county medical examiner’s mobile crime unit found 28 shell casings at the Inland Avenue scene.
A motive for the shooting is unknown.
Anyone who saw or heard anything regarding the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous. You also can 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 .