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Teenager dies after being shot in the head Uptown

Teen shot in Uptown dies
Teen shot in Uptown dies 01:24

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A teenager who was shot in the head early Monday morning in Uptown died.

Pittsburgh Police say that officers were called out to Fifth Avenue just before 3 a.m. for reports of a male with a gunshot wound to the head.

A teenager was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being shot in the head in Pittsburgh's Uptown neighborhood. KDKA Photojournalist Jeremy Stockdill

The teenager who was shot was taken to the hospital by private means. He was initially listed in critical condition, but died from his injuries. The medical examiner identified him as 16-year-old Alexander Kowalyk. 

Police said Kowalyk was the 11th teenager killed this year, the youngest being 15 and the oldest 19. 

Police did not provide any suspect descriptions. The investigation continues.

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