Three injured in shooting at Pittsburgh-area amusement park

Pennsylvania police say three people were shot, including a 15-year-old, at a West Mifflin amusement park. Police say Saturday night’s shooting was the result of an altercation between two groups inside Kennywood Park outside the Balade Musik Express. The police are now looking for a suspect. Officials describe him as a teenager wearing a black hoodie and COVID-style mask at the time of the shooting. Officers recovered a handgun inside the park. The three victims include a 15-year-old who was shot in the thigh, a 39-year-old man who was shot in the leg, and officials say a second minor arrived at hospital with a flay the wound. Several other people were treated for “trampling” type injuries, police said. Kennywood will be closed on Sunday, September 25, according to the park’s website. “The park is closed on Sunday, September 25. All tickets dated today will be valid for any other Phantom Fall Fest date. We will reopen on Friday, September 30.” the website said. In a statement on Twitter on Saturday evening, Kennywood said: “The park is closed for the night and all guests are out. We are aware of a situation that arose tonight and are working with law enforcement. The safety of our guests and crew members is our top priority. Members of Park Security, Allegheny County and West Mifflin Police were already on site and responded immediately.” A photojournalist from sister station WTAE saw several police markers in front of the Musik Express, near the entrance to Phantom’s Revenge. Multiple agencies responded to the park around 10:49 p.m. Saturday after initial reports of gunshots. By 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Kennywood Boulevard had reopened to traffic. It’s a developing story.

Pennsylvania police say three people were shot, including a 15-year-old boy, at a West Mifflin amusement park.

Police say Saturday night’s shooting was the result of an altercation between two groups inside Kennywood Park outside the Musik Express ride.

The police are now looking for a suspect. Officials describe him as a teenager wearing a black hoodie and COVID-style mask at the time of the shooting. Officers recovered a handgun inside the park.

The three victims include a 15-year-old who was shot in the thigh, a 39-year-old man who was shot in the leg, and authorities said a second minor arrived at the hospital with a scratch. Several other people were treated for “trampling type” injuries, police said.

Kennywood will be closed on Sunday, September 25, according to the park’s website. “The park is closed on Sunday, September 25. All tickets dated today will be valid for any other Phantom Fall Fest date. We will reopen on Friday, September 30.” says the website.

In a statement on Twitter on Saturday evening, Kennywood said: “The park is closed for the night and all guests are out. We are aware of a situation that arose tonight and are working with law enforcement. The safety of our guests and team members is our top priority.Members of the park, Allegheny County and West Mifflin security departments were already on site and responded immediately.

A photojournalist from sister station WTAE saw several police markers in front of the Musik Express, near the entrance to Phantom’s Revenge.

Multiple agencies responded to the park around 10:49 p.m. Saturday after initial reports of gunfire.

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At 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Kennywood Boulevard was reopened to traffic.

This is a developing story.

Harold B. McConnell