• 15-year-old boy found shot to death identified

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    WILKINSBURG, Pa. - A 15-year-old boy was found shot to death Monday night in a Wilkinsburg alley, authorities said.

    Police were called shortly before 7:30 p.m. to the area of South Dell Way near Penn Avenue for a report of a person bleeding and lying on the ground. 

    Officials said the roadway is generally untraveled by vehicles and is overgrown with weeds.

    Officers and paramedics found Tyrelle Bowyer suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head.


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    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    "We're not sure what time the event happened, we're still trying to piece that together right now," said Lt. Andrew Schurman, with Allegheny County Police.

    Investigators have not released a motive.

    ShotSpotter did not detect any gunshots in the area.

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    No suspects have been named and no one has been arrested.

    Bowyer is the seventh teenager murdered in Allegheny County since May.

    The Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit is investigating.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-833-255-8477.


     

     

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