Police search for leads in fatal Munhall shooting

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Allegheny County police continued today to search for leads on the person or people who shot a Munhall teenager inside his home Monday night.

Lt. Andrew Schurman said police were called to a house in the 1600 block of Martha Street about 9:25 p.m. Monday and arrived to find a 17-year-old who had been struck by a bullet that went through the house.

Trijuan Williams was pronounced dead there at 9:34 p.m. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office determined after an autopsy today that Trijuan died of a single gunshot wound to the trunk and labeled his death a homicide.

County police did not release any leads on a suspect or suspects.

A man who answered the door at the home where Trijuan lived said the family did not wish to talk this afternoon.

Leaugeay McNeal, who lives two houses down from the family on Martha Street, said she was outside Monday night.

She said she took a plastic chair that was sitting on her front porch inside her house and was still holding it when, seconds, later, she heard gunfire. She estimated there were at least six shots.

She peeked her head out the door.

"All of a sudden ... I saw cops coming down," she said.

She said she didn't see anyone driving or running away after the shots were fired.

"It was just awful to hear that young man died at home," Ms. McNeal, 54, said.

Ms. McNeal said she often heard Trijuan and his friends rapping on their front porch. She described Trijuan as more shy than the others in his group, at least in his interactions with her.

She described the teen and his family, who she said moved into the house in the summer of 2013, as good neighbors who did not appear to exhibit any signs of trouble.

Ms. McNeal and another neighbor said there was a shooting nearby about three days ago. Police chiefs in Munhall and Homestead did not return calls for comment.


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