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2 teenagers shot and killed, 1 other injured in Braddock triple shooting

2 dead, 1 injured in Braddock shooting
2 dead, 1 injured in Braddock shooting 01:05

BRADDOCK, Pa. (KDKA) -- Two teenagers are dead and another person is in critical condition after a triple shooting in Braddock.

According to Allegheny County Police, the shooting happened around 11 p.m. on Sunday night in the area of Center Street and Margaretta Street.

KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer

Police say that an Allegheny County Housing Authority Officer was in the area when he heard gunshots. 

When the officer made his way to Center Street, he found two males in the street, both dead from gunshot wounds. The medical examiner identified them as Nazir Parker and Rimel Williamson, both 17.

A third male was found in a home nearby, having been shot in the chest and buttocks. He was taken to the hospital and was last listed in critical, but stable condition.

Woodland Hills Superintendent Dr. Daniel Castagna released this statement to parents and families of the district on Monday morning.

"Our hearts are broken this morning as we learn details of the tragic shooting yesterday in Braddock. Incidents like these are what we work tirelessly to prevent," Castagna said. "As we pray for and support the families impacted by this violence, we also wanted to make everyone aware of help we can offer through this time. This morning and for the next few weeks, additional services for both students and staff will be present and in place. School must go on, but families who choose to keep their child home to help deal with the loss will have the absence excused. Our collective grief must today be the anchor that holds us together so we can help our children and each other. The mourning and heart ache we feel must turn our pain into action to stop these violent acts."

Allegheny County Police's homicide unit is leading the investigation into the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. 

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