Teen dead, another injured after shooting in Braddock

BRADDOCK, Pa. — A teen is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Braddock.

PHOTOS: Teen dead, another injured after shooting in Braddock

Allegheny County dispatchers say police and medics were called to Margaretta Street near Pitcairn Street at around 7:50 p.m. on Monday.

A family member told Channel 11 at the scene that Jeramyah Pollard, 16, was found dead when police arrived. He was a 10th grader from the Woodland Hills School District.

Sources say the second victim was a 9th grader who was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Woodland Hills School District superintendent Daniel Castagna shared a statement on the district’s website. The statement said:

“Dear Woodland Hills students, staff, and families:

Our district and community has once again suffered a tragic loss due to gun violence. Our collective hearts grieve for the family and for the community as a whole. We are cooperating with our community agencies and internal response teams to provide immediate care to our students, families, and staff.”

Police said the shooting happened after a large fight broke out among teenagers.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

“We’d really like people to step forward…not take matters into their own hands,” said Lt. Venerando Costa, with Allegheny County Police.

Woodland Hills middle and high schools will have an enhanced police presence while the investigation unfolds.

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