Police probe death of 14-year-old girl fatally shot inside car in Duquesne

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Sep. 3—Police are investigating a shooting Friday evening that left a teenage girl dead in Duquesne.

Lajaponis Roberts, 14, died at the scene, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner.

Allegheny County Homicide detectives said they learned Roberts was a passenger in a burgundy-colored Chevy Cruze when the shooting occurred. The driver fled, police said.

The shooting was reported shortly before 5:15 p.m. in the 700 block of Priscilla Avenue.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the county police tip line at 1-833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff by email at jhimler@triblive.com or via Twitter .