January 15, 2013 | Vol. 73 No. 25

Hilltop teen shot on his way home

Pittsburgh Homicide detectives are conducting an investigation into the shooting death of an Allentown teenager last week.

Deondre Pace, 16, was shot near the intersection of Climax Street and Beltzhoover Avenue at approximately 7:15 p.m. on January 10.

Zone 3 officers were responding to a 911 report of a male shot when they found Deondre on the ground and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives said Deondre had come out of a near-by convenience store and was walking toward his home in Allentown when he was confronted by at least two black males near the intersection. Police believe one of the males pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots at Deondre from a close distance. Both males fled after the shooting.

Investigators do not have information relating to motive or suspects at this time. If anyone has any information about this case, they are asked to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161.

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