In a chilling incident that unfolded in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, a student was fatally shot outside Oliver Citywide Academy, according to police sources. The suspected juvenile shooter was subsequently apprehended as he was spotted fleeing the scene by a police officer who had promptly responded to the incident.
Details released by the police indicate that both the alleged shooter and the victim were underage males attending the same school. Police Commander Richard Ford refrained from releasing the identities of the individuals involved, citing their juvenile status.
Commander Ford also sought to allay concerns about potential threats to other educational institutions, stating that there were no further risks detected.
Reports state that at least 11 gunshots rang out at the scene. First responders located the victim near the school and provided immediate assistance.
Despite being rushed to a hospital, the young student tragically succumbed to his injuries.
The tragedy occurred near the entrance of the school just before its scheduled opening time at 7:45 a.m. Teachers present inside the school reported hearing the gunshots.
An ongoing police investigation aims to understand the circumstances that led to this horrific event. A weapon believed to be a 9mm was recovered at the scene.
Oliver Citywide Academy serves as a full-time special education center catering to students from 3rd to 12th grade. The previous year witnessed the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy outside the same school.
Commander Ford voiced his frustration over the recurring violent episodes, expressing the police department’s commitment to work continuously with the schools to ensure student safety.Stu