Multiple victims in shooting at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh

Posted: 4:06 PM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 6:44 PM EST Nov 13, 2013
Pittsburgh school shooting

Two more people are in custody in a shooting that wounded three students outside a  high school in Pittsburgh, bringing the total to six who were brought in for questioning, city officials said.

Police believe the shooting outside Brashear High School after classes ended Wednesday might stem from a drug-related dispute between students at the school last month, said spokeswoman Diane Richard.
Six people are in custody, said Michael Huss, Pittsburgh's public safety director. Those in custody are not suspects or necessarily going to be charged, Richard said. Police aren't saying whether they're also students.

The victims are all boys. Two are 17-years-old and one is 16-years-old. None was seriously wounded. Police said the victims were not immediately cooperating with investigators.

Brashear is a high school with about 1,400 students and 100 faculty in grades nine through 12 about two miles south of downtown. The school was locked down briefly, though students were released to their parents about 90 minutes after the shooting.

Police closed roads nearby and used dogs to search the nearby woods and neighborhood.

SWAT vehicles initially summoned to the scene left about an hour after the shooting, which was reported about 2:45 p.m., about the time classes are normally dismissed.