Pregnant teenager shot minutes before car crashed in Allegheny County

EMSWORTH, Pa. — A pregnant teenager who had been shot was a passenger in a car that crashed late Monday night in Allegheny County, police said.

The crash happened about 11:30 p.m. on Route 65 in Emsworth, minutes after the shooting was reported at the intersection of Route 65 and Broad Street in Leetsdale.

Police said the 19-year-old was shot multiple times when someone either drove or walked up to the car, which was being driven by a 20-year-old man.

The driver was not shot, but was hurt when the car crashed.

The teenager was taken to a hospital, where she was listed as being in stable condition. The man was also taken to a hospital for treatment.

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A man who lives nearby said he head what sounded like gun shots, but didn’t think anything of it.

“Heard four, what sounded like gunshots or a car backfiring and then two after. I got up. I looked out the window. I was looking around. I didn’t see anything anywhere,” said neighbor Austin Haas.

Investigators said they do not yet know the motive for the shooting.

Detectives are looking for a 2019 silver Kia Optima with PA registration plate LME 4338, with possible damage to the left side of the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.