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WATCH LIVE: School shooting reported in Pittsburgh

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 15:33 EDT
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Pittsburgh police are responding to a reported shooting at the city’s Brashear High School. According to KDKA, police dispatch radio said three people have been shot.

The school is located in the Beechview area of Pittsburgh and has approximately 1,200 students.

UPDATE: The school may have been mostly empty at the time of day when the shooting took place. The gunman is still at large.

Two people were reportedly shot outside the school and one person inside the school’s locker room. All have been transported to local hospitals and are expected to live.

UPDATE (3:44 p.m.): The victim in the locker room was a 17-year-old boy who sustained a grazing bullet-wound to the head. The injury is reportedly minor. The student is currently at Mercy General Hospital nearby and students are currently on lockdown inside the school.

UPDATE (3:59 p.m.): The two other victims were reportedly shot in the legs outside the school. Their injuries were not life-threatening. Currently there is no word whether the shooter is in custody.

Breshear is a science and math magnet school. Teachers and students were kept inside the school on lockdown until 3:57 p.m., when the lockdown order was lifted.

Note: All updates are preliminary reports and may be subject to change as new information comes in.

Update, 4:10 p.m. EST: Authorities said in a brief statement that the shooting ocurred in a forest near the school. Brashear principal Linda Lane told WTAE that all three victims are students at the school. Police said two of the victims were shot in the leg and confirmed that the other victim was grazed in the head. All three victims are listed in good to stable condition at local hospitals.

Update, 4:34 p.m. EST: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that, according to police, “three men dressed in black were reported shooting toward the school from a hill above.”

Update, 4:59 p.m. EST: WTAE reported that six persons of interest have been taken into custody for questioning in connection with the shooting.

Watch live video about this story, embedded below via WTAE Channel 4 Action News:

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David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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