ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. — Police believe a car drove down Pine Way in the Braddock neighborhood, then let off multiple shots in different directions and killing 33-year-old Sade Brown.
Channel 11 News spoke with the victim’s family.
“She was a good mother, good niece, good daughter,” said Sade’s uncle, Michael Brown.
This afternoon, loved ones left flowers and messages for the mother of three. Police said Brown was outside just before 10 p.m. when she was shot in the chest.
Her uncle told us his niece was visiting a friend and didn’t deserve this.
“They’re taking mothers and kids from their families, and they don’t realize the tragedy and pain they are putting people through. It’s sad,” said Michael Brown.
Cost Company & Franco Associates have a warehouse located on Pine Way, and workers say the alley is a hot spot for drug use. Over the years they have even witnessed shootings.
“It’s problematic. There are cameras out on Talbot Street but nothing back here in the alley,” said Jeff Staab, manager of Cost Company.
Two bullets hit the business.One went straight through the garage door.
“That is our main worry, that during the day if something like that happens, I have mechanics on this side and I have warehouse workers on this side,” Staab said.
Staab fears for his workers’ safety. He woke up to the tragic news. Then he got to work and saw three bullet holes: two in his building and the other in the apartment across the street.
“Still no shell casings, and I still haven’t found the bullets in there,” Staab said.
Police have not said what a motive could be for the killing, but Sade’s uncle said she was simply in the wrong place.
“She was an innocent bystander,” Michael Brown said.
State police believe this was a drive-by shooting, because they were unable to find any shell casings, but they want anyone with information to reach out.
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