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Four shot, including 11-year-old boy, in Mt. Oliver Borough

| Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, 7:59 p.m.
Denzel Harris, 31, of Knoxville gets a minor injury dressed after being grazed by a bullet as he stands at the corner of Brownsville Road and Amanda Street in Mt. Oliver on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
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Denzel Harris, 31, of Knoxville gets a minor injury dressed after being grazed by a bullet as he stands at the corner of Brownsville Road and Amanda Street in Mt. Oliver on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
A Rite Aid store in Mt. Oliver near where three people were shot was closed after a bullet destroyed the glass in the store's front door on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
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A Rite Aid store in Mt. Oliver near where three people were shot was closed after a bullet destroyed the glass in the store's front door on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
Police guard the crime scene where four people were shot between Brownsville Road and Amanda Street in Mt. Oliver borough on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
Stephanie Strasburg | Trib Total Media
Police guard the crime scene where four people were shot between Brownsville Road and Amanda Street in Mt. Oliver borough on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.

Four people, including an 11-year-old boy, were shot Friday night in Mt. Oliver Borough in the area of Brownsville Road and Amanda Street.

Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs said, according to 911 dispatchers, two of the victims were in critical condition and two suffered minor injuries. The shootings occurred about 7 p.m. in a commercial area of the borough.

Police on the scene identified the victims as black males. Another victim was 16. Another, Denzel Harris, 31, of Knoxville, told the Trib a bullet grazed him. He was treated at the scene.

No arrests had been made. County homicide detectives were investigating.

Kurt Miller was working at his family's hardware store when he heard the shots nearby. They locked the doors, then saw police car lights shine through the windows.

“It's tragic. It's sad,” he said. “But it happens everywhere.”

The door to the Rite Aid drugstore at the intersection of Brownsville and Amanda showed a spiderweb crack from where a bullet struck it. People milled about to watch police set up crime tape and interview witnesses.

Cindy Adams Turzak of Mt. Oliver was down the street with her husband at a beer distributorship when she heard the shots.

“It's terrifying,” she said.

The amount of gunfire she hears has caused her to fear for her tiny community, where about 3,400 people live.

“I don't feel safe,” she said.

On Nov. 1, an 11-year-old boy, David McIntyre, was fatally shot when a gunman walked into his home in the borough. His brother, CJ Conrad, was shot six times but survived.

Melissa Daniels is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8511 or mdaniels@tribweb.com.

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