A high school in Pittsburgh was placed on lockdown this morning after a group of teens engaged in a brawl in front of a nearby convenience store that ended when one of those involved in the fight pulled out a handgun and started shooting.
Perry Traditional Academy was placed on lockdown this morning after a student who was seriously wounded in a shooting nearby ran into the high school.
Pittsburgh police and emergency crews were called to the school on Perrysville Avenue in the Perry North neighborhood at 7:54 a.m., according to Allegheny County emergency officials.
The 17-year-old male student was treated by a school nurse until paramedics arrived and he was transported to Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said. Police said he is in serious condition.
Three suspects were taken into custody shortly after the shooting, which occurred in front of Trios Market at Perrysville and Baytree Street, said Emily Schaffer, the city’s public safety spokeswoman. About a half-hour later, a fourth suspect was also taken into custody. The suspects were being questioned at police headquarters in Point Breeze.
I’m going to go waaaaaaaay out on a limb and guess that the assailants are not members of the National Rifle Association.
I’m also not going to be terribly surprised if we discover that assailants already have a history with the criminal justice system.
The gun—which was illegally possessed by the shooter—had been tossed as the suspects ran, but was recovered by police using K9s around 9:15.
Even though the incident was off-campus, you can rest assured that Shannon Watts and her gaggle of serial fantasists at Moms Demand Action will include this incident in their next hysterical “school shootings report,” as it did happen near a school.
The victim, who is presently in serious condition, is expected to recover.