Student gunned down
March 31, 2013 2:29 AM

McKEESPORT (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania are investigating the slaying of a high school student gunned down on a Pittsburgh-area street.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Kelicy Thomas, 18. Police said he was shot in the upper chest in McKeesport shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday and died about a half-hour later at UPMC McKeesport. Thomas was a sophomore at McKeesport Area High School, where officials said grief counselors would be provided for students.

Resident Naida McDaniel called the slaying “outrageous” and said it made her cry. She told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that “He was just a little boy lying there. He was a teenager but he was a baby.”

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