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UPDATE: Police Respond to Call for Juvenile Male with Gunshot Wound in Elliott

Date: July 11, 2022
Incident Type: Gunshot wound
Location: Zone 6

UPDATE: 7/12/22 at 8:45 a.m.

Upon further investigation, detectives have determined this gunshot wound to have been accidental/ self-inflicted.

Original incident details:

Pittsburgh Police Zone 6 officers were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of Lorenz Avenue just before 5:25 p.m. for reports of a juvenile with a gunshot wound.

Responding officers spoke with a 16-year-old boy, who was conscious and alert, with a gunshot wound to the hand. He told police he was leaning outside a third floor window of the home when he was shot.

Medics transported him to the hospital in stable condition. 

Detectives from both the Mobile Crime and Violent Crime units are investigating. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz