17-year-old among those killed at Pittsburgh graduation party shooting

A triple shooting during a graduation party at an Airbnb left two people dead and one other person hurt late Tuesday night in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

Officers responded about 11:30 p.m. to the area of McNeil Place after a ShotSpotter notification alerted them to multiple shots fired.

A man was found dead at the scene, along with a young woman who was on a porch suffering from a gunshot wound to her upper body, authorities said. The woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition after officers pulled her about a block away to safety and waited for paramedics. She later died.

The third shooting victim, who suffered minor grazing injuries, got to a hospital on their own, police said.

The female victim has been identified as 17-year-old Alexus N. Chester of Pittsburgh. Chester’s family said she was celebrating her birthday that night. They said she was a junior at the Student Achievement Center.

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