15-year-old killed in shooting in city’s Allentown neighborhood

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh Public School student was found shot in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood Tuesday evening.

According to Pittsburgh police, officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 200 block of Beltzhoover Avenue at 5:10 p.m.

First responders found a male victim, later identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 15-year-old Tre’Sean Jackson, who had been shot in the chest in the area of Loyal Way and Harcourt Way.

Jackson was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead a short time later.

There’s no suspect description or any word on suspects at this time.

Pittsburgh Public Schools released the following statement about Jackson’s death:

We are saddened to learn of the death of Pittsburgh Carrick student Tre’sean Jackson. The ninth grader was shot and killed on Beltzhoover Avenue yesterday evening. A quiet leader who cared deeply about his friends and family, Tre’sean was always willing to contribute to class, actively participating and working well with his classmates. His teachers, friends, and the entire Carrick staff mourn this tragic loss. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

We care a great deal about the health and wellness of our students and staff. Student and Employee Assistance providers are on hand at the school today to support anyone who needs it.

We request that the media respect the privacy of the Pittsburgh Carrick school community during this challenging time. No further comment will be provided by the school or District staff.

Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating.

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