Sharp rise in East/Mon Valley shootin...

Sharp rise in East/Mon Valley shootings, killings

There are 3 comments on the New Pittsburgh Courier Online story from Jun 10, 2013, titled Sharp rise in East/Mon Valley shootings, killings. In it, New Pittsburgh Courier Online reports that:

Less than a week after a fatal shooting in McKeesport's Crawford Village housing complex, a man was shot on the complex's basketball court in broad daylight only moments after several children had been playing there.

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New Alexandria, PA

#1 Jun 12, 2013
This is GREAT news!!! Keep killing Black on Black Keeps KKK out of the Port
Street Life Dead End

Mckeesport, PA

#2 Jun 12, 2013
Sharp rise in East/Mon Valley shootings, killings

Created on Friday, 07 June 2013 05:00 Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:57 Published on Friday, 07 June 2013 05:00 Written by Christian Morrow - Courier Staff Writer

One day before, 16-year-old Delasia Dutrieuille was apparently attempting to sell a gun in Rankin’s Hawkins Village housing complex when Londell Jones, also 16, allegedly stole it from her then shot her with it.

Laurence Short, 29, and Tyrone Coleman, 18, were allegedly shot in Duquesne May 6, again in broad daylight at about 5:30 p.m., by 26-year-old Michael Robinson. Coleman was apparently collateral damage in what police said was “an ongoing rivalry between family and associates” of Robinson and Short.

Coleman had been working at a pillow factory and planning to attend CCAC. He was a star athlete at West Mifflin High School, and by all accounts not involved in street life.

While some of these were clearly crimes of opportunity or personal, some like Haas’ death, are clearly related to gang activity. Of course the most shocking and brazen of these was the East Hills daylight picnic shooting that claimed the life of 1-year-old Marcus White on May 21.
Despite pleas from the family and community leaders, no one has yet come forward with information on the three men who opened fire on the crowd that day

With the seeming increase in daylight shootings, added to the fact that Brock was still driving Proviano’s car when arrested, and 20-year-old Christian Riley was in a stolen Cadillac with a stolen gun when arrested for his part in the Clairton shootout, are these killers getting bolder, more indifferent, reckless or just dumber?

Reverend Sheldon Stoudemire, who takes his anti-drug, anti-violence message to the streets of Clairton, Duquesne and McKeesport daily, said a lot of these young people just don’t care.

“They just don’t care. They think they are invincible,” he said.“I remember Tim Brock when I was teaching at Auberle. I never had a problem with him, but he wanted to be known as bad. He used to make up stories about killing people when he was 12 to try to show people how hard he was. Now look at him.”

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Patty P

West Mifflin, PA

#3 Jun 12, 2013
make love not war give out the gift that keeps on givving year round,,,HAND JOBS!

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