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Youth football coach wounded by gunfire during practice

September 29, 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a youth football coach was wounded by gunfire during a team practice in a Pittsburgh park.

Public safety spokeswoman Alicia George said none of about a dozen players ranging in age from seven to 10 were injured in the shooting Friday evening at Mellon Park in the Shadyside neighborhood.

Police said the coach was hit multiple times after a man walked onto the field shortly before 7 p.m. Friday and an altercation occurred. The suspect fled.

The coach was taken by private vehicle to a hospital and reported in stable condition with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening. No arrests were immediately reported.

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