Shooting death of girl, 17, in Pittsburgh ruled homicide

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania medical examiner has ruled the death a teenage girl shot on a Pittsburgh street a homicide.

The Allegheny County coroner’s office said Sunday that 17-year-old Daija McCall died of a perforating gunshot wound to the chest.

Public safety officials said officers responding to a gunshot detector notification shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday found McCall lying near a Homewood intersection. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

Authorities said at least 11 shots were fired. No arrests were immediately announced.

Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said officials are deeply saddened by the death of the Carrick High School sophomore. She said McCall “will be missed by all who knew her” and additional support will be provided Monday for students and staff struggling with her death.

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