• 8-year-old caught in crossfire of shooting that also injured teenager

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    McKEES ROCKS, Pa. - An 8-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were shot in McKees Rocks Tuesday night, police said.

    Investigators believe the teenage boy was targeted in the shooting.

    The teenager was on Locust Street about 10 p.m. when two people got out of a car.

    “My understanding is the 17-year-old was running away from them, and they pursued him a short distance and continued to shoot,” Allegheny County Police Inspector Andrew Schurman said.

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    The younger boy was standing outside a party when a stray bullet grazed him, according to police.

    "We were all right here, and we just heard the shooting, and we told everybody to run. Everybody was running," the boy's grandmother, Inez Lucky, said.

    The shooting happened not far from the McKees Rocks Police Department, near the Hays Manor apartment complex.

    Both victims are expected to recover from their injuries.


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