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Pittsburgh Teen Dies After Being Shot While Playing With Gun

Katie Blackley
90.5 WESA

A teenager has died after he was shot apparently by accident inside a home in Pittsburgh.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Officer says 16-year-old Alexander Alman died Monday at a hospital.

Family members tell WPXI-TV Alman and another boy were playing with a gun when he was shot in the face on Sunday afternoon.

Alman was a junior at Pittsburgh Brashear High School. 

"Described as a kind student with a good heart, Alexander will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with Alexander’s family and friends during this difficult time," read a statement from Pittsburgh Publich Schools. 

The district will also provide support for students and employees coping with Alman's death. 

Police are questioning the other teen.

*This story was updated at 1:28 p.m. to include more information. 

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