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Three Students Shot outside Pittsburgh H.S.

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FOX News--Authorities say six people are in custody after three students were shot as they headed to their cars outside of Brashear High School in Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon.


Officials told Triblive.com that after the shooting, two of the injured ran into Brashear High School, which was placed on lockdown. Witnesses told the Associated Press they heard seven or eight shots.


A Pittsburgh police spokesman says the people in custody are not suspects or necessarily going to be charged. Police aren't saying whether they're also students.


The victims' wounds appeared to be non-life-threatening, both school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh and police spokeswoman Diane Richard said, though their descriptions of the wounds differed slightly. 


Pugh said two students were grazed in the head and one was shot in both the foot and arm. Richard said one was grazed in the neck and shoulder, but not the head. Two are 17 and one is 16.


Police believe the shooting might stem from a drug-related fight between some students last month, Richard said. She didn't immediately provide more details.

The victims are all boys, and none immediately spoke or cooperated with police, Richard said. All were listed in good to stable condition at city hospitals, she said.


The student who was shot in the head was found inside the school, though that's because he "made his way back to the school, and was pulled back inside by one of the administrators," Richard said.


She stressed, "There was no shooting at Brashear school. ... The shooting did not happen in the school."


Brashear is a high school with about 1,400 students and 100 faculty in grades nine through 12 about two miles south of downtown. The school was locked down briefly, though students were released to their parents about 90 minutes after the shooting.


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