2009-10-01 / Police Reports

Boy, 5, Shot And Killed In Pittsburgh Home

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say they are seeking a suspect in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy and the wounding of a teenager early Saturday.

Major Crimes Cmdr. Thomas Stangrecki says Jaylon Johnson- Floyd was sleeping on a love seat in the living room of his home in the Northview Heights section of the city. Stangrecki says a gunman came into the home shortly before 5 a.m. and began firing at an 18-year-old male who was a visitor.

The suspect shot both Johnson Floyd and the teenager before fleeing. Stangrecki says the boy was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the chest at Allegheny General Hospital shortly after 5 a.m. The 18-yearold was shot in both legs and was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

Police say no one has been arrested and a motive for the shooting has not been determined.

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