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Boy, 16, gunned down in Pittsburgh, police seek suspect

January 10, 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police are seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old described as a “high-achieving student.”

Police found 16-year-old Jonathan Freeman shot in a home in the city’s Homewood South neighborhood just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

In a statement, the school district says Freeman was a junior at Pittsburgh Allderdice school. The district says he was “known to always have a smile on his face and was very well-liked by all who knew him.”

The Allderdice school is operating on a modified lockdown Thursday in accordance with procedures whenever a student is killed by gun violence.

Counselors are available for students and faculty.

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