16-year-old shot dead near Mount Washington party Airbnb – CBS Pittsburgh
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An investigation is underway after a 16-year-old was gunned down near a party at an Airbnb in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
According to Pittsburgh Police, officers responded to a Shotspotter alert for the 100 block of Secane Avenue just before 1 a.m. Monday.
Alicia Ohly lives a few doors down from the Airbnb and has witnessed the chaos.
“I saw the kids up there in the alley, and that’s when I saw the one with the gun,” Ohly said. “Then they took off once they saw cars coming in and it was the cops. “
When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a group of people leaving a party in an apartment that served as Airbnb. Police found no casualties at the scene, but observed gunshot damage to a vehicle on the street.
At around 2 a.m., police said a 16-year-old boy presented to hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm. He told police he was leaving Secane Avenue when he was shot.
“I was a little anxious,” Ohly said. “It’s not something I’ve never heard before, but when I heard that the cartridge cases were so close to my house, it made me a little anxious and scared.”
Ohly is hoping to see more restrictions and oversight in this Airbnb to try and stop the ongoing violence.
“I have a 10-year-old child. I don’t want him to think that’s how life is. Whether you’re going to a party, your friends have guns and that’s okay. It is not ok. You have to be respectful, ”Ohly said.
Police say their investigation is ongoing.
Stay with KDKA to learn more about this developing story.