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Mon Dec 19, 2011, 08:13 PM

14-year-old boy dies after West Homestead shooting [View all]

By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Monday, December 19, 2011
Last updated: 6:44 pm

A 14-year-old boy who was shot in the back this afternoon in West Homestead died while undergoing surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital , according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office.

Police Chief Christopher Deasy said officers responded to a call for multiple gunshots at around 2:40 p.m. and found the victim face down in the street.

The teenager, who was not identified, was conscious when he was transported by ambulance to UPMC Mercy, Uptown, authorities said. He died in the operating room at 4:22 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

Investigators found 15 shell casings and three guns near where the shooting took place at the intersection of Locust Way and Sarah Street.

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