3 students ambushed outside Pittsburgh HS

3 students ambushed outside Pittsburgh HS

Three students were shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon minutes after a Pittsburgh high school was dismissed for the day, police said.

The three students, 17 and 16 years old, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting, which occurred at 2:50 p.m. outside Brashear High School as the students walked to a vehicle, said Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh.

Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said the shooting may have been retaliation for an Oct. 18 “incident” that put the school in lockdown for a week. She said the incident involved a fight and may have been drug related.

Police reported that gunfire came from a hill overlooking the school. There were conflicting reports on whether there was one gunman or possible three shooters. ThePittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that at least four people were taken into custody; WPXI-TV reported that three suspects were apprehended.

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