Teen injured in New Kensington drive-by shooting

by: Braden Ashe, TribLIVE Updated:

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. - A drive-by shooting in New Kensington on Sunday sent an Arnold teenager to the hospital.

This article was written by Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE.

Detective Sgt. Dino DiGiacobbe said New Kensington police went to the Urgent Care Center along Fourth Avenue about 5:15 p.m. for a shooting victim with a leg wound. The victim, 18, whom police did not identify, reportedly was conscious and responsive when he was transported to an undisclosed Pittsburgh hospital.

DiGiacobbe said the wound did not appear life-threatening.

The victim told police he was walking on Freeport Street near the Family Dollar store when someone fired three or four shots from a “dark-colored, older” sedan. He could not provide police with a description of the shooter or how many people were in the car.

A friend took the victim to the Urgent Care Center, DiGiacobbe said.

Police are trying to determine the type of gun used, the amount of shots fired and the direction the vehicle was traveling. No other witnesses have come forward.