4 teenagers hospitalized after shooting in Duquesne

DUQUESNE, Pa. — Four teenagers were taken to area hospitals after a shooting in Duquesne Saturday night.

The Duquesne police department and Allegheny County Housing Authority police were dispatched to Allegheny County’s Orchard Park Housing Community at around 9:40 p.m. for reports of gunfire and multiple people hurt.

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Channel 11 observed state police and five local departments responding to the scene.

Residents told Channel 11 they heard multiple shots before police arrived.

According to Allegheny County police, four gunshot victims were found in the 1000 block of Ridge Street and the 100 block of Orchard Park Avenue.

Police said two 17-year-old boys and one 17-year-old girl were found with a gunshot wound to the lower body, and a 16-year-old boy had a graze wound to the head. All four victims were taken to area hospitals in stable condition.

Detectives with the County Police Homicide Unit and the General Investigations Unit initiated an investigation.

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According to police, detectives learned that a large group of minors were gathered in a parking lot between Orchard Park Avenue and Ridge Street when an undetermined number of individuals began to open fire.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous. The department can also be reached via its social media pages.

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