JEANNETTE, Pa. — On Wednesday, two teenage boys were shot in Jeannette, which is raising concerns in the Westmoreland County community.
”I heard all the whistles blowing and had numerous people call me and ask if I was home and what was going on in the neighborhood,” said Joe, a Jeannette resident.
According to Joe, who didn’t want to provide his last name, he wasn’t home when the shooting happened just steps from his front door, but the crime scene did prevent him returning.
“I couldn’t get in my house because they had everything blocked off,” said Joe.
As of Thursday, Jeannette Police is still investigating the incident and is not releasing many details, but it has confirmed to Channel 11 that when officers responded to Locust Street and Lowry Avenue for a fight, they arrived to find both teenagers shot.
“Jeannette kids stick together, they fight together, play sports together. Seeing all this happen really shocks me — I’m surprised this happened like this,” said Joe.
Channel 11 has confirmed the ages of the two teenagers as 17 and 15.
One was shot in the hand, the other in the thigh.
Investigators are not confirming who pulled the trigger, but have said that charges are expected to be filed in the coming days.
“I’m not surprised what happens in this world today — the world’s so screwed up, everyone’s hatred toward everyone,” said Joe.
The case is now in the hands of the district attorney’s office.