'Respectful' PA Teen Shot In Chest After Grandma's Funeral, Family Says

A 16-year-old boy was gunned down the same day as his maternal grandmother's funeral, according to his family. 

Dominic Sanner,
Dominic Sanner, Photo Credit: GoFundMe/Tara Grubjesic

Dominic Sanner of Homestead, West Mifflin Township was shot in the chest while standing between two homes in the 100 block of East 17th Street at 11:27 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023, Allegheny County police explained in a release the following afternoon. 

First responders came but he died from his injuries at the scene, the police said. 

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner later confirmed his identity.

The county police are investigating this as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call their tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

Dominic, was extremely respectful, according to multiple posts about his sudden passing; he was "one of the most respectful & helpful young (men) I had the honor to work with," Kathy Marie Kish wrote in a Facebook post

Amanda McCormick wrote the following about Dominic on a GoFundMe:

"Dominic was a wonderful young man. He was polite, respectful, and very special. I’m at a loss for words and my heart is broken for his family. A bright light has been extinguished for us on the earth, but the heavens are shining with the arrival of his beautiful soul."

His friends and family have been sharing about their loss on Facebook.

Funeral and memorial service details have not been shared publicly.

The GoFundMe has raised $6,652 of a $10,000 goal from 87 donations over a week, with the top donation of $1,000 being given anonymously. 

Click to donate to the GoFundMe.

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