News

Teen charged in shooting of lifeguard at public pool

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 11, 2018 8:51 AM
handgun.jpg

(Clairton) -- A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting of a teenage lifeguard at a public pool in Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County police say the boy is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and weapons offenses stemming from Saturday's shooting in Clairton that left the 17-year-old victim hospitalized.

A motive for the shooting has not been disclosed. The lifeguard, who was shot in the chest, is expected to survive.

Bail was set at $100,000 for the teenage suspect. It wasn't known Tuesday if he's retained an attorney.

The shooting has spurred new rules at the pool, which will reopen Thursday. Cameras are being installed in several areas, police officers will be stationed at the front doors and all bags will be checked.

*An earlier version of this story is below*

(Clairton) -- Police say a teen lifeguard was shot by another teen at an Allegheny County pool.

Authorities say the shooting happened at a pool in Clairton Saturday around 5 p.m.

The 17-year-old lifeguard was struck in the chest, and has been hospitalized. Police say he is expected to survive.

Officers traced the suspected shooter to a nearby home and apprehended him and six other juveniles.

No charges have been filed.

Published in News

Tagged under

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »