2 young women shot in Homewood; Pittsburgh police investigating


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two young women had been rushed to the hospital after a taking pictures Thursday morning in Homewood.

Police converged on the neighborhood round 11:20 a.m. and arrange a fringe at Brushton Avenue and Stranahan Avenue.

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A caregiver for a neighbor advised officers that she heard at the very least 4 to 6 gunshots, police mentioned. One of many bullets hit a window in the neighbor’s dwelling, however nobody was hit inside. The caregiver mentioned she noticed one sufferer on the bottom and the opposite one standing close by.  

“They were shot in the back,” the caretaker mentioned. “I asked her who was on the ground cause I just saw a body and she said her cousin.” 

“It’s horrifying,” neighborhood chief Lorna Doswell-Gaines mentioned.  

Each victims, ages 18 and 19, had been taken to the hospital by paramedics, investigators mentioned. One of many young women has important accidents and the opposite is in steady situation. They had been allegedly shot in the again after a battle.  

“The violence is outrageous, and the scope is bigger than we think,” Doswell-Gaines mentioned.  

Doswell-Gaines is solely bored with these headlines. She mentioned it is turn into a continuing to see ache and tragedy exterior their doorways.  

“I’m begging you, this is not a joke. One day you’re going to look down on yours and know how these mothers feel,” she mentioned.

She is asking on police to patrol the world and needs metropolis leaders to offer extra packages to neighborhoods to offer young folks a spot to go.  

Pittsburgh police are investigating. No phrase on any doable suspects. 

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