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South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace Remembers David McIntyre

In memory of David McIntyre South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace

On November 1, 2015, David and his brother C.J. were playing video games in the living room of their south Pittsburgh home. Their mother, Amanda, and grandfather were in another room and all appeared to be well. At approximately 8:40 p.m., a man walked in to David’s home, stood in the foyer and opened fire. Little David was shot four times in the head and back. His brother C.J., 16, was shot six times in both arms, hand and back. 911 was called at approximately 8:44 p.m. Little David McIntyre was pronounced dead at 8:48 p.m. He died instantly. C.J. was hospitalized and survived. The killer and accomplices have never been apprehended.

Little David McIntyre was a very fine young man, sixth grade honor student who “would give you the shirt off his back” according to his mother. He liked to dance, played soccer and was on the swim team. He loved reading and loved animals, especially his cat Charcoal. A kind and fun-loving young man tragically gone too soon because of a senseless act of gun violence. He would have turned 16 years old on May 12, 2020.

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