On Sunday morning, Allegheny County Police reported that several persons had been shot the previous night inside Kennywood Park. The shootings took place in front of the Musik Express ride in the Lost Kennywood section of the park at about 10:50 p.m., resulting in three injuries.
According to county police superintendent Christopher Kearns, the incident was caused by a disagreement between two groups of young men. All three victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment; their current condition is unknown. This is a developing story, and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Kenny Wood Park Shooting Victims Health
Three victims were affected by the shooting. A 15-year-old child was shot and is recovering at Children’s Hospital. A second adult male was shot, treated, and then released. The third victim of gunfire arrived at McKee sport Hospital on their own and is receiving medical attention. All three victims are expected to recover.
Kenny Wood Park Shooting Police Found a Suspect
The investigation for the gunman who opened fire at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night, wounding four people is in process.
According to police, the shooter was a young black man wearing a black sweatshirt and a black surgical mask. Superintendent Kearns of the Allegheny County Police Department said that the suspect is still at-large and that a reward of $5,000 is being offered for any information leading to his arrest.
People were being screened with metal detectors as they entered the park; according to the police, they are unsure of how the shooter managed to get his weapon past the security. On Saturday night, the park was being patrolled by five county police officers, two West Mifflin cops, and internal security from Kennywood, according to police.
West Mifflin Police chief Greg McCulloch said his officers helped one of the shooting victims and called for backup to assist with the others. He also said his officers helped to escort guests out of the park.
Reports of the shootings resulted in a massive police turnout, with helicopters and K-9 units deployed to search for the suspect. The park was closed overnight and will reopen on Sunday morning.
This unfortunate incident at Kennywood Park is just another example of gun violence that is becoming all too common in America. It is time for our leaders to do something about this epidemic before more innocent people are hurt or killed.