Three Shot At Kennywood Park
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (WPXI) —Police and EMS swarmed Kennywood Park in West Mifflin late Saturday night after multiple people were shot inside the park, police confirmed early Sunday morning. According to Allegheny County police, three people were shot inside the park in the “Lost Kennywood” section by the “Music Express” ride. This happened around 10:49 p.m. One 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is in stable condition at a hospital. A 39-year-old man was also shot in the leg and was treated and released. A second 15-year-old boy was grazed in his leg by a bullet and was later taken to a hospital by a family member. He was last listed in stable condition. Witnesses told police that two groups of juveniles were involved in an altercation and that was when shots were fired. One handgun was recovered on Kennywood property, police said. Several other people may have received minor injuries as a result of trampling as people were rushing to get out, though police did not have an exact number. Allegheny County police said the shooter was described as a Black male wearing a black hoodie and a dark-colored COVID face mask. Police said they need help identifying the suspect and need anyone with video or information to call them at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. A “mass casualty incident” was declared after shots rang out, which brought EMS resources from across Allegheny and Westmoreland counties to the park. Allegheny County police are handling the investigation in conjunction with West Mifflin Police. Pittsburgh police also said they are assisting with the Kennywood Park incident.Kennywood was celebrating the first night of its Phantom Fall Fest, scheduled to run through Oct. 16. The park’s website says the attraction will reopen on Friday, Sept. 30.