Pittsburgh boy, 15, dies in hunting incident
By David M. Brown
Monday, December 10, 2007
A Beechview teen died from a gunshot wound received in a
hunting-related shooting Saturday in Washington County, the
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Sunday.
George Farah, 15, of Westfield Street died at Children's Hospital
of Pittsburgh, in Oakland, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday of a chest wound
after he was shot off Plum Road in Mt. Pleasant, according to the
medical examiner's office. The manner of death is under
investigation by the medical examiner.
State Game Commission officials did not respond to calls
regarding their investigation.
A man who answered the phone at the Farah residence said the
family did not wish to talk about the teenager's death.
Neighbors on Westfield Street were shocked.
"He was just so sweet, very sweet and very polite," said Janna
Marsh, who lives nearby and has known the Farah family for several
years. "They are great neighbors -- the whole family."
"George was very helpful if we ever needed anything. He was
always really nice to my kids. All of their kids are very nice,"
Saturday was the last day of the state's two-week rifle
deer-hunting season. At least eight other people have been reported
shot since the season began Nov. 26. A teenager was wounded in a
hunting accident Tuesday in Kittanning Township in Armstrong County,
state police said. A shooting death involving a hunter in Monroe
County is being investigated as a homicide, according to state Game
A hunter whose body was found Wednesday in Butler County died of
natural causes, state police said. The 64-year-old hunter's body was
found off Bonniebrook Road in Summit Township, east of Butler.
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