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Duquesne neighbors mourn slain teen Jones

| Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A 19-year-old murder victim was remembered by a former neighbor.

"He had a whole lot of life ahead of him," Nicole Nesby of Duquesne recalled the morning after the Monday night shooting that claimed Don Jones of McKeesport.

Jones was pronounced dead Monday at 9:22 p.m. at UPMC McKeesport, where he was taken by Duquesne EMS ambulance after the shooting in an alley off the 500 block of Ferndale Avenue in Duquesne.

Allegheny County homicide detectives said Jones had been shot multiple times to his torso. The victim was found by a Duquesne city police officer, who quoted the victim as saying he did not know who shot him.

"As of this time no persons are in custody but investigators are following up on several leads," county homicide Lt. Andrew Schurman said. "It is believed there was more than one gunman and that the victim may have been accompanied by friends."

"It is a shame," Nesby said. "You have a choice in life. You have to make that choice."

Schurman is asking anyone with information to call county police at 412-473-1300.

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