Teen suffers gunshot wound to hand in Pittsburgh’s Elliot neighborhood

PITTSBURGH — UPDATE July 12, 8:58 a.m.: Pittsburgh public safety officials said detectives determined the gunshot wound was accidental and self-inflicted.

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A teenager was shot while leaning out of a third-story window in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood.

According to Pittsburgh police, officers responded to a house in the 700 block of Lorenz Avenue just before 5:25 p.m. for reports of a juvenile with a gunshot wound.

A 16-year-old boy, who was conscious and alert, had a gunshot wound to the hand. Police said he told responding officers he was leaning out of the window when he was shot.

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He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

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Detectives from both the Mobile Crime and Violent Crime units are investigating.