Mount Oliver residents say violent shootings have to stop

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MOUNT OLIVER, Pa. - Mount Oliver residents are demanding action after another violent shooting Thursday night.

Mary Best told Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo that Thursday’s shooting happened outside her Elizabeth Street home.

“I’ve raised three children here. A lot of kids grew up here and it was a nice street. My granddaughter plays here. Now, what do we have? We have a mess,” Best said.

Authorities said teens were playing basketball and their ball hit a nearby car. Police said the owner of the car became upset and argued with another man on the street.

Investigators said the other man shot him in the arm and leg. No charges were filed in the shooting because police called it self-defense.

According to police, the gunman was registered to carry and had been put in a headlock by the victim.

“If that’s what we’re teaching our kids, then shame on us. We’re teaching them wrong,” Best said.

Officials said the shooting victim is expected to make a full recovery.

The case has been turned over to the district attorney’s office.