Sunday, October 17, 2010

1 killed, 2 injured in shooting in California, Pa.

1 killed, 2 injured in shooting in California, Pa. A post-homecoming party in California, Pa., turned violent early this morning, leaving a Pittsburgh man dead and two injured. The incident happened at an off-campus apartment complex near California University of Pennsylvania.
Jeron Xavier Grayson, 18, of Washington Place, Uptown, was shot and killed, according to the Washington County coroner's office. He was pronounced dead at 2:42 a.m. in an ambulance just before he was to be transported by medical helicopter.
Two others who were injured were treated at Mon Valley Hospital then released, according to Sgt. Chester Kowalski of the Pennsylvania State Police Belle Vernon barracks. While no details were available about the injuries to a young man, police said a young woman sustained facial injuries from flying shrapnel.
This is a good reason why the Pittsburgh Promise should be able to transfer to schools beyond the borders of Pennsylvania. The opportunity to get out of town to a college is great, but for some, it needs to be farther away. Sure, there are mix-ups and trouble in plenty of places out of the region too. However, some of the trouble can be avoided with a fresh start some states away.

3 comments:

Thomas Leturgey said...

You're joking, right?

As an alumnus of California University of Pennsylvania, I take offense to thinking that the university, or its proximity to a major metropolitan area has anything to do with an isolated incident.

How reactionary to think that there's a problem at an entire community because of one incident.

Mark Rauterkus said...

News hit about an event at PSU and WVU recently too. No college campus is immune. There are problems out of state too. Pitt and DU have had problems as well. The point isn't to pick on CalU. Of course not. But, to make the point, for some, the idea of getting out of town and out of the region might be a great thing to do. When away, the trouble might not have anything to do with a neighborhood issue, exactly.

I've been told by recent graduates of some state schools (i.e., Slippery Rock for one) that the 'nightlife' on campus is too dangerous for them to attend after 10-11 pm.

That's sad.

Nothing good happens after mindnight, so goes the saying, I guess.

Mark Rauterkus said...

News snip:

Six charged in State College brawl
State College police have charged six people in a large brawl in which two men were stabbed, but they are still looking for suspects in stabbings at a social hall a day earlier. Police said the...