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Shooting Reported At Brashear High School in Pittsburgh


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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Police dispatch reports that they are responding to a possible shooting at Brashear High School.

Police and other emergency personnel are on the scene of the high school.

Pittsburgh Police dispatch will only confirm that they are getting reports of at least three people shot.

One of the victims is a 17-year-old male who was grazed in the head by a bullet. He has since been taken to a local hospital and is believed to be in stable condition.

According to school officials, a shooter came out of the woods near the school and shot three students on Crane Avenue near the high school.

None of the victims’ injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

After the shots were fired, the students ran back into the school for help.

Police have closed off Crane Avenue at the intersection of Dagmar Avenue. Route 51 at Crane is also closed to all motorists.

Police are searching the nearby woods for multiple gunmen, possibly as many as three.

Newschopper 2 flew over the scene and captured at least one victim being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher.

Nearby South Hills Middle School has also been placed on lockdown.

The three victims were being taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital. At least one student was last listed in stable condition at Allegheny General Hospital.

Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto’s office released a statement Wednesday afternoon:

“Mayor-Elect Peduto has been in close contact from the National League of Cities Conference in Seattle with Public Safety Director Huss regarding the shootings this afternoon at Brashear High School. Consistent with requests by city police, we advise all residents in the area to lock their homes and stay indoors, while the police continue to search for the perpetrators.”

The school is located in Beechview and is part of the Pittsburgh Public Schools District. There are about 1,500 students in the school, making it the largest high school in the district.


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