PITTSBURGH (AP) – There’s no evidence police were targeted in a drive-by shooting that wounded three teens – one critically – on the porch of an assistant chief’s home, Pittsburgh’s police chief said Monday.
Police continued to investigate the shooting that occurred around 5:50 p.m. Sunday
at what property records show is the home of Assistant Chief Maurita Bryant.
Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said police won’t say whether any victims were friends or relatives of Bryant because they don’t generally release the names of juvenile victims or information that could be used to identify them publicly.
But police released a statement updating the condition of the victims, and including a comment from police Chief Cameron McLay.
“There is no evidence that police officers or a particular officer has or is being targeted in this incident,” McLay said.
A 16-year-old girl remained hospitalized Monday in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds to her head and upper body. She underwent a second surgery Monday, police said.
A boy shot in the leg was stable and another girl grazed in the arm has been released from a hospital, police said. A fourth teen on the porch, a boy, was not wounded. The ages of the other teens weren’t released.
Police have said the teens were socializing on the porch when a dark sport utility vehicle with heavily tinted windows rolled slowly down the street before at least two people began firing shots from the vehicle.
Police haven’t named or charged any suspects, and they did not immediately say whether they have a possible motive in the shooting.
Allegheny County property records indicate Bryant purchased the modest four-bedroom, 2½ story brick home in 1990. The home was built in 1925 and is located in the city’s Homewood neighborhood, parts of which are frequently sites of violent crime and drug trafficking.