An unknown gunman shot and wounded three students near a Pittsburgh high school today.
The shooting occurred near Brashear High School in Pittsburgh this afternoon, according to ABC News affiliate WTAE.
The Pittsburgh mayor’s office said that police are still searching for the shooter. SWAT teams were called out with the backup of armored vehicles.
Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh told ABC News that three students were shot as they were walking towards their car. Their injuries appear not to be severe, although one of the students was shot in the arms and leg.
Two other students were grazed in the head. Pugh said the victims were not on school property, but close by.
Allegheny Hospital confirmed they are treating one male patient who was in stable condition.
Brashear is the largest high school of the Pittsburgh Public Schools when measured by the number of its students, with 1,416 in total. Another 580 students from the South Hills Middle School occupy a different part of the same building.
It is a matter for speculation why there are so many apparently random shooting incidents in or near educational institutions. This incident is still unfolding and we must wait until the gunman is caught to discover the reasons behind this crime.