• Boy, 6, shot in hand in Pittsburgh's Hill District

    Updated:

    PITTSBURGH - A 6-year-old boy was taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Wednesday night after being shot in his left hand, Pittsburgh police said.

    Officers were called to the 2400 block of Chauncy Street in Bedford Dwellings shortly after 9 p.m.


    FREE APPS | NOW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER

      Stories of the day...

    Police said once at the scene, they found the child, who had been playing outside at the time of the shooting. 

    “Just before the lights came back on, there was a symphony of gunfire coming from all directions,” resident Kent Bey said.

    The 6-year-old, later identified as Angelo, was taken to Children’s in good condition, authorities said. Channel 11 learned the child has a chipped bone in his hand.

    People in the area told police that they heard four to five gunshots but did not see a shooter.

    Gail Felton, the tenant council president of Bedford Dwellings, said people who live there aren’t the ones responsible for shootings in the area.  

    “People outside are coming in and shooting at people from outside,” she said. “It’s just outrageous. We need to do something to stop the violence in our community.”

    The incident remains under investigation, Pittsburgh police said.

    Next Up: