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Police Continue To Investigate After 1-Year Old Boy Killed By Gunfire In Spring Hill Shooting

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A family is mourning the unexpected and sudden loss of a 1-year old baby after bullets came flying into their Spring Hill apartment.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the toddler as 1-year old Zykier Young.

A heartbreaking story coming out of a Pittsburgh neighborhood -- at one point, two police officers were holding the boy trying to stop the bleeding after he was shot.

It was around 6:00 p.m. on Monday when officers responded to Three Rivers Manor Apartment Complex on Rhine Place in Spring Hill.

This is where they learned multiple shots were fired.

(Photo Credit: KDKA's Ian Smith)

When they got there, they found a 1-year-old boy who had been shot in the head. Police quickly drove the child to the hospital.

A public information officer says while a police sergeant was driving, two police officers held the baby in the backseat and worked to control the bleeding.

The baby arrived at the hospital in critical condition.

A few hours later, shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Monday, the boy had died.

Through their investigation, police say the shots came from outside and traveled through a window and two walls before hitting the boy.

At this time, no one has been arrested and there's no description of a shooter.

Overnight, Mayor Bill Peduto called for an end to 'senseless' gun violence.

Stay with KDKA for more details on this developing story.


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