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Man slain when shots fired into group watching fistfight

July 29, 2018

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say an 18-year-old man was slain when shots were fired into a group of people gathered to watch a fistfight.

Officers and emergency responders in Allegheny County were sent to an address in Kennedy Township after gunshots were reported and found the victim, who died at a hospital. The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified him as 18-year-old Jassin Al-Maleky of McKees Rocks.

Homicide investigators say he and other young people were at the scene “to watch a fistfight between two young men.” During the fight, one of the onlookers produced a handgun and fired into the group. The victim was struck and ran to a neighboring yard.

Police said everyone present has been identified and the investigation continues. No arrests were immediately announced.

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