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Teenager, man believed to have been shot to death by passenger in car, police say

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — The medical examiner has identified a man and teenager were shot to death Sunday night in Wilkinsburg.

The victims are Jerrell Jeffries, 22, and Elarrah Findley, 18, of Pittsburgh.

Police were called about 9 p.m. to Midland Street, where the Findley was found lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. Jeffries, who was also shot multiple times, was found in a car a little further up the street. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the victims were sitting in the front seat of the car while a third person was in the back seat. Police believe that back seat passenger shot the man, then chased and shot the woman as she ran down the street.

A shooter has not been identified, police said.

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Drugs were found in the car, according to police.

“There were stamp bags of suspected heroin or fentanyl in the vehicle, leading us to believe this might have been some sort of drug transaction and potential robbery,” Allegheny County Police Inspector Andrew Schurman said.

"My neighbor called me and said 'There's a body in front of my house.' And I said 'You have to be kidding me,'" Sylvia Hatchin said. "This is very unnerving."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-255-8477.