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7 shots fired, 2 teens hit in Highland Park

| Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, 5:15 p.m.

Two teenagers were shot and wounded on the border of the East Liberty and Highland Park neighborhoods Saturday afternoon.

Pittsburgh police responded to the area around the intersection of North Negley and Stanton avenues about 3:25 p.m. for seven gunshots picked up by the city's ShotSpotter system, Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. Bystanders said a small group of men was talking near the Stanton-Negley Pharmacy when someone started shooting.

Four men fled down Stanton Avenue, including two who were shot. Police found the victims on Samantha Way, an alley off Stanton behind the Union Project, Toler said.

One of the four discarded a gun, which police recovered.

The victims were an 18-year-old from Homestead and a 17-year-old from Hazelwood, Toler said. Medics transported both to UPMC Presbyterian, where they were in stable condition.

The shooting appeared to have happened near the intersection of Portland and Janero streets, which meet behind the pharmacy, Toler said.

Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-391-0927 or

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