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18-Year-Old Found Dead In North Braddock

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NORTH BRADDOCK (KDKA) - A young man was found dead in North Braddock on Monday morning.

Police in North Braddock say that they received a ShotSpotter notification around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday in the area of Jones Street and Hawkins Avenue.

Witnesses told officers they saw a person shooting from a white SUV and another person on foot. When police searched the area, they were unable to locate anything.

Neighbors told KDKA they heard 10 to 20 shots fired.

Monday morning, someone called 911 to say they saw a man lying in the grass behind a home on Hawkins Avenue.

North Braddock Body Found
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When officers arrived on the scene, they found 18-year-old Ta-Sean Gray, of North Braddock, suffering from gunshot wounds lying underneath a large grill.

"It looked like he had fallen into a grill and the grill fell on top of him," Allegheny County Police Lieutenant Andrew Shurman said.

Gray was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motive for the shooting is unclear at this point.

Monday afternoon, a white SUV believed to be connected to the shooting crashed into an East Hills home. The driver ran from the scene after the crash.

Police encourage anything with information regarding the shooting to contact the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-255-8477.

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