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Three shot near Pittsburgh high school

Police are still looking for the shooter and the three victims have been taken to hospital.

The street leading to Brashear High School.
The street leading to Brashear High School.
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SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN Pittsburgh have said three students were shot outside a high school and police are searching for a gunman.

Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the students were shot outside Brashear High School this afternoon as they walked to a vehicle they’d all taken to school earlier in the day.

She said their injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Two were grazed in the head and one was shot in both the foot and arm. It us not clear at this time who shot them.

Pugh said the victims were not on school property but close by. One victim was found inside the school but she said they either ran inside or was taken there by emergency crews and were not shot inside school.

Brashear is a magnet school about two miles south of downtown. Police have closed roads nearby and are still looking for the shooter.

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