Updated: 9:21 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 | Posted: 8:13 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Teen airlifted after shooting in McKeesport

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McKEESPORT, Pa. —

Authorities are investigating after a teenager was shot while sitting outside Tuesday afternoon in McKeesport.

According to police, the shooting was reported around 2:30 p.m. on Soles Street.

A witness told Channel 11’s Courtney Brennan they were mowing the grass at a nearby church, heard at least four shots and ran to find 19-year-old Robert Smarr with a gunshot wound in the neck area.

Smarr’s grandmother told Brennan he was airlifted to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition.

Investigators said Smarr was sitting on the front porch of a home with friends at the time of the shooting.

So far, no arrests have been made and police haven’t released any information about possible suspects or a motive.




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