Detectives explore possible link between shootings in Duquesne, Braddock

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A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg early this morning while standing outside a house in Duquesne, and Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating whether the incident might be retaliation for an earlier shooting in Braddock.

Keenan Williams was with a group of people at a party at a duplex in the 100 block of North 3rd Street when he was hit in the upper right leg around 1:49 a.m. during a drive-by shooting, homicide Detective Greg Matthews said today.

The victim, who is from Duquesne but does not live at the address where the shooting occurred, was taken to UPMC Presbyterian.

Police recovered numerous shell casings from the scene. 

Detective Matthews declined to say whether the casings were from different calibers of gun. But he said police are looking into the possibility that either Keenan or his friends were shooting at the vehicle from which a passenger opened fire.

No one else was struck by the bullets.

Detectives are working on putting together a description of the suspects' car, Detective Matthews said. Guests at the party had already left by the time Duquesne police arrived and were not available to provide information.

As they search for the shooter, detectives are looking into whether the Duquesne drive-by might have a connection to an incident Friday afternoon in which a man was shot in the face in Braddock.

That shooting happened at 3:30 p.m. near Camp Avenue and Second Street. 




Jonathan D. Silver:, 412-263-1962 or on Twitter @jsilverpg.


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