Gunmen shoot 3 Pittsburgh students outside school

Three students were shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon after leaving a Pittsburgh high school, police said.

There were conflicting reports on whether there was one gunman or possible three shooters.

The students were shot as they walked to a vehicle they had taken to Brashear High School, said Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh. They suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting, which occurred outside at 2:50 p.m., about five minutes after school was dismissed for the day, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said at a news briefing.

One student was grazed in the head, another was hit in the leg and foot and the the other was shot in the neck and shoulder. Richard said none of the students were talking to police.

Terr Minor said her 17-year-old nephew, Eugene Minor, was shot in the neck.

Police surrounded a home in the Beechview neighborhood and were ordering a possible suspect to come out. Residents were ordered to stay inside with their door locked.

Witnesses said the shooter or shooters were dressed in black and retreated into woods around the school, Richard said. She could not confirm that the gunman or gunmen emerged from the woods

WPXI-TV reported that a shotgun may have been used and that police found shell casings in the woods. Sources told the station the shooting may be gang related.

About 1,400 students are enrolled at Brashear, the city's largest high school.


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