Brashear High School: Shooting at Pittsburgh high school injures three.

Three Students Shot Outside Pittsburgh High School

Three Students Shot Outside Pittsburgh High School

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Nov. 13 2013 4:34 PM

Three Students Shot Outside Pittsburgh High School

The latest scene of a school shooting: Pittsburgh, Pa. Here's the Associated Press with the broad strokes of what we know:

School officials say three students were shot outside a Pittsburgh high school, and police are searching for a gunman.
Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says the students were shot outside Brashear High School on Wednesday afternoon as they walked to a vehicle they'd all taken to school earlier in the day. She says their injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Two were grazed in the head and one was shot in both the foot and arm. It's not clear who shot them.

There have been scattered reports that police may be looking for as many as three gunman, although that detail remains unconfirmed. (And, I'll note, early reports of multiple gunmen often prove false.) According to NBC News, the victims are two 14-year-olds and one 17-year-old, none of which, thankfully, suffered life-threatening injuries. One, however, was reportedly "grazed" on the head by a bullet. Brashear is reportedly largest high school in the Pittsburgh public school system, and a portion of the building that houses it is also home to South Hills Middle School, with another 580 or so students.

Update 5 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with the latest revelation: "Police said the three people shot knew the shooter or shooters. Pittsburgh police said information from school officers indicated today's shooting might be linked to a fight at the school Oct. 18 — possibly drug-related — which led to a lockdown there for a week."

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.