Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Details Scarce in Shooting of 3-Year-Old at Least Two Adults Were at the Home in Mount Washington

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Details Scarce in Shooting of 3-Year-Old at Least Two Adults Were at the Home in Mount Washington

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In the photo, Yasha Ross wears a bright red dress and an open-mouthed grin.

The toddler dances, arms lifted high, in the picture that her father posted on Facebook in July.

On Sunday, that same 3-year-old girl was shot and killed inside a home in Mount Washington.

Police have not released details of the shooting, which occurred about 1 p.m. in the 700 block of Southern Avenue. It was unclear Monday whether Yasha accidentally shot herself or was shot by another person.

At least two adults were in the home at the time - a man who lives there and Yasha's mother, Michelle Gandy, police said.

Ms. Gandy and Yasha are from Coraopolis and did not live in the Mount Washington home, police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. …

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