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Primary Suspect Arrested In Pittsburgh Area High School Shooting
Written by Kristin Keeling
Last updated on November 13, 2013 @ 10:10PM
Created on November 13, 2013 @ 3:50PM
A person being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 2013. / CBS Pittsburgh
 
5 NEWS UPDATE:
 
(CBS) PITTSBURGH - The primary suspect in a shooting near Brashear High School in Pittsburgh has been arrested. 16-year-old Anjohnito (A.J.) Willett was arrested Wednesday afternoon after three students were shot.
 
Sources told KDKA that Willett said in a police report that he was previously robbed by two of the victims. Those students didn't suffer any life threatening injuries.
 
5 NEWS UPDATE:
 
(CBS) PITTSBURGH - Police say they've taken six people in for questioning about a shooting that wounded three students outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, reports The Associated Press.
 
Diane Richard, a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh Police, reportedly said those being questioned are not suspects or necessarily going to be charged.
 
Three male students were wounded in a shooting near the campus around 3 p.m. Wednesday while they were walking together to a car, according to Richard.
 
She said one student received a graze wound to the leg and foot, one was shot in the neck and shoulder, and another sustained a graze wound to the head. She said all three are listed in "good to stable condition" and are being treated at local hospitals.
 
Police say the victims were not immediately cooperating with investigators, according to the Associated Press.
 
Richard went on to say that the student who suffered the graze wound to the head "ran back to school and was pulled inside the school by one of the school administrators."
 
According to CBS Pittsburgh, school officials say a shooter came out of the woods near the school and shot the three students on Crane Avenue. Police are reportedly searching nearby woods for the shooter, or shooters; Richard said it is unclear if there was more than one shooter.
 
Richard said police believe the shooting might stem from a drug-related dispute between students at the school last month.
 
The school is located in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh and is part of the Pittsburgh Public School District. There are about 1,500 students in the school, making it the largest high school in the district.
 
5 NEWS UPDATE:
 
(CBS) PITTSBURGH - Police say three male students at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh were wounded in a shooting near the campus Wednesday afternoon.
 
Diane Richard, a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh Police, said one student received a graze wound to the leg and foot, one was shot in the neck and shoulder, and another sustained a graze wound to the head. She said all three are listed in "good to stable condition."
 
Richard went on to say that the student who suffered the graze wound to the head "ran back to school and was pulled inside the school by one of the school administrators."
 
According to CBS Pittsburgh, school officials say a shooter came out of the woods near the school and shot the three students on Crane Avenue. Richard says the three students were walking together to a car when the shots were fired, the station reports.
 
Police are reportedly searching nearby woods for the shooter, or shooters; Richard said it is unclear if there was more than one shooter.
 
Richard said she was told by school police that Wednesday's shooting may be related to a fight at the school in October which prompted heightened security for about a week. Richard said that previous incident "could quite possibly have been drug-related" and that this may have been a retaliation. 
 
The three victims were being taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital, according to Richard. 
 
Public Safety Director Michael Huss confirmed the scene is secure and people of interest are being questioned. He said no arrests have been made.
 
The school is located in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh and is part of the Pittsburgh Public School District. There are about 1,500 students in the school, making it the largest high school in the district.
 
ORIGINAL STORY:
 
(CBS) PITTSBURGH - Authorities are responding to a possible shooting at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, police dispatch reports say, according to CBS Pittsburgh.
 
The station reports that Pittsburgh Police dispatch says they are getting reports of at least three students have been shot. One of the 17-year-old victims was grazed in the head by a bullet, another victim was shot in the neck. All victims are in stable condition.
 
KDKA reports a shooter came out of the woods and shot the three students along Crane Avenue near the high school.
 
According to the station, a news helicopter over the scene captured at least one victim being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher.
 
The school is located in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh and is part of the Pittsburgh Public School District. There are about 1,500 students in the school, making it the largest high school in the district.

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