Verona Woman Reportedly Shot At Midget Football Game

Police are looking for tips after three people were shot early Saturday morning.

A Verona woman and two others were shot Saturday morning just before a midget football game was set to begin.

According to Pittsburgh police, a shooting was reported at Pittsburgh Obama International Studies Academy at 515 North Highland Ave. in East Liberty just after 10 a.m. Teams from the East End and Wilkinsburg were playing at the fields.

After one game ended, a fight broke out in the stands, and gunshots errupted, according to police. A 64-year-old female from Verona was shot in the stomach and shoulder, a 27-year-old male from Wilkinsburg was shot in the chest and a 33-year-old female was shot in the hand. All were transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital by paramedics.

The female shot in the hand was in stable condition and the other two victims were in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery, according to a police statement.

Police said that the shots appear to have been intended for the male victim.

At this time, no arrests have been made and two of the victims remain in critical condition.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is asking for any witnesses who attended the game or anyone with information on this shooting to call the Pittsburgh Homicide Squad at 412- 323-7161. Callers can remain anonymous.


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Reba's Pet Service October 14, 2012 at 01:20 PM
This is a shame that people can't go enjoy a movie or family football game etc.. without being seriously injured or killed. Really what is this world coming to.
Heather October 14, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Absolutely ridiculous!
Concerned October 15, 2012 at 12:36 AM
I'm absolutely saddened by this incident, but not surprised. The behavior of the crowd at the Riverview/Wilkinsburg high school football game a few weeks ago was deplorable and I had concerns for my children's safety. Unfortunately, the common denominator at inner city games seems to be trouble, amongst other things. It shouldn't be this way.


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