Pittsburgh police investigating 3 shootings in last 24 hours

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PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police are investigating a third shooting in 24 hours after a 17-year-old boy was shot in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

The shooting is believed to have happened shortly before 3 p.m. in the 100 block of Zara Street, police said.

Public Information Officer Sonya Toler said someone dropped the victim off in the 400 block of Freeland Street.

Channel 11’s Shelby Zarotney reported that the teenager was found by police lying on the ground near a car with a gunshot wound to the left hip. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Two other people were injured in two separate shootings Friday night.

One of the shootings happened between two vehicles in Homewood about 8:30 p.m., police said.

According to investigators, the shots were fired at an SUV from a red vehicle on Kelly Street. A young woman driving the SUV was shot twice in the upper neck. She then lost control of the SUV, which hit a parked car and went off the road.

A male passenger in the SUV fled the area before police arrived.

The woman was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Her condition has not been released.

Downtown, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder shortly before 11 p.m. near the intersection of Strawberry Way and William Penn Place.

Police said the boy was with a friend when he was shot. They were able to ask a security guard at a building on Seventh Street for help.

The teenager was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital. His condition has not been made available.

Officials continue to investigate all three shootings. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.