Two teens arrested for shooting of young girl in Homewood

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Police have arrested two people in connection with the December 5, 2022 shooting that critically injured a juvenile female in the 7000 block of Frankstown Avenue.
Police have arrested two people in connection with the December 5, 2022 shooting that critically injured a juvenile female in the 7000 block of Frankstown Avenue.

PITTSBURGH, PA – Detectives with the Pittsburgh Police Department have announced the arrest of two 16-year-old males in connection with a Monday shooting of a young girl.

Police said the shooting took place in the 7000 block of Frankstown Avenue in the Homewood neighborhood on Monday. When they arrived, police learned that a teen girl was shot in the abdomen. Police linked the shooting to a fight between two girls earlier in the day.

The teen victim is in critical condition in the hospital. Jac

James Acklin and Raymur Sicklesmith, both 16, shot the girl because she was identified as being in a fight with their sister earlier in the day, according to police.


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The girl was hit in a hail of five or six gunshots, according to witnesses. Both are charged as adults under Act 33 and are being held in Allegheny County Jail.