PITTSBURGH — Family members are mourning the loss of a 15-year-old sophomore, who was killed in Lincoln-Lemington on Tuesday night.
Pittsburgh police responded to a ShotSpotter alert on Montezuma Street shortly after 9 PM on Tuesday, and discovered Donangelo Castaphney shot to death on Olivant Street.
“I’m really shocked, I’m astonished, I’m devastated, I’m hurt that he had to leave this earth at that young, innocent, lovely age,” said Quenesia Castaphney-White, the victim’s cousin.
Castaphney-White told Channel 11 that she watched the young boy grow up, and served as a caretaker for him when he was younger and his parents were at work.“
In our family, this has never happened, not one time, not one Castaphney died from a gunshot,” she said. “We have a faith-believing family and we believe he’s present with the Lord and he’s okay, but we’re here still living here in hell, it’s like living in hell.”