Allegheny County homicide detectives investigate the scene on Hawkins Avenue in North Braddock where an 18-year-old was found shot to death on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
A North Braddock teen was found dead Monday, the morning after police responded to a report of shots fired in the area, authorities said.
North Braddock officers responded about 6:45 p.m. Sunday to Hawkins Avenue for a reported shooting, said Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman. He said witnesses described someone shooting from inside a white SUV and another person on foot.
Local police searched the area but found nothing, Schurman said.
About 8:40 a.m. Monday, a 911 caller reported a man lying in the grass behind a home on Hawkins Avenue, Schurman said. Police found the 18-year-old dead under a large grill. He’d been shot several times.
Police did not identify the teenager. They are investigating his death as a homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to call the county police tip line at 1-833-255-8477.
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