Buddies of the 15-year-old killed in Brookline say they will always remember the enjoyment he introduced everybody – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Friends remember a teenager who was killed in the Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

“It was kind of an ambush. I know it wasn’t driving past because they jumped out of the car, ”said the victim’s best friend.

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The shooting killed 15-year-old Christian Redinger. His best friend, who did not want to be identified, said the loss of his friend was heartbreaking.

(Photo provided by family friend)

“It should never have happened. He does not deserve it. He’s a little kid, ”said the friend.

Police said the shooting occurred around 11 p.m. on Monday on Creedmoor Avenue in Brookline.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found Redinger on the sidewalk without breathing. Redinger’s best friend’s mother, who also refused to be identified, said she saw the boy just minutes before he was murdered.

“He was sitting on the porch with his sister and my son and saw a child. They come in beef I should say. He saw the child cross the street and ran off, ”she said. “As soon as he got up the hill and turned the corner, it sounded like fireworks going off.”

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Witnesses said three to four people came out of nowhere. They said some showed up between two houses and others from a car parked nearby. They said home surveillance cameras captured everything. However, this video is not currently being published.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Public Schools said Redinger had just completed eighth grade at the Pittsburgh Student Achievement Center in Homewood. His father, who refused to go on camera, told KDKA’s Amy Wadas that his son had worked hard to improve his grades.

Friends said that they will never forget the joy that he brought into their lives.

“The whole time I’ve known this kid, he’s either made someone laugh or smiled,” said Redinger’s best friend. “Many will miss him. I send my condolences to his family. I love you. And Christian, I hope to see you again one day. “

Redinger’s father said they were in the process of planning a balloon release.

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