Teen boy shot, killed in Wilkinsburg on Easter was caught in crossfire, witness says

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — It’s now quiet on Hill Avenue in Wilkinsburg, but the boarded-up windows and shattered glass are a sign of the violence on Easter Sunday.

Channel 11 spoke to a witness who saw the shooting, who told us two groups of women were fighting with one another — and the teen arrived at the home to pick up a pair of shoes he had left there.

Moments later, someone started firing, and the teen was hit by a bullet and died at the hospital.

On Monday at 10 p.m. the Allegheny County medical examiner identified the victim as 16-year-old Kevin Wilson from Pittsburgh.

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He was an innocent victim.

“A bullet has no name. When things like that happen, it’s never really the target, and you have these people out here trying to live their life, and life gets cut shot by things out of their control,” Wilkinsburg Mayor, Dontae Comans said.

This past Friday, there was another shooting in Wilkinsburg — a few streets over on Montier Street.

Police found a man shot multiple times in the chest. He’s in the hospital in critical condition.

“We need to come together to be a one Wilkinsburg, one Allegheny County, to try to help end these murders. I’m praying that the county police do their job and get the people who did it,” Comans added.

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