One teenager was killed, and another was seriously hurt. gunfire broke outAt a Halloween attraction in suburban Pittsburgh. Police said that the suspect gunman was still on the loose Sunday.
According to the Allegheny County State Police, the shooting took place at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Saturday at the Haunted Hill Hayride, 13 miles southeast from Pittsburgh.
According to police, the gunfire started about 15 minutes prior to the annual charity event. It was scheduled to open close to the ticket office around 15 minutes before it was to open.
Police stated that hundreds of people including their children and parents waited in line to participate in the event. Then multiple shots were fired. This led to chaos with people trying to flee danger.
Sources for law enforcement: ABC affiliate WTAEPittsburgh’s shooting appears to have been the result of an argument near the ticket counter.
Lt. Venerando, Allegheny County Police Department, stated at a press conference that two teenage boys were killed in a shooting and they were taken to a nearby hospital. The one of them was later pronounced dead while the other was listed in critical condition. Their names have not been released.
Costa reported that witnesses described the gunman as black and between 15-17 years old. He was six feet tall with dark hair, short cargo shorts, and a black backpack.
It is not clear whether the suspect fled by foot or by car.
Other injuries have not been reported.
What goes through my head when a 15-year old is shot in the haystack while on a ride? Costa said, “I think it’s terrible.” “Anyone could’ve been hurt.”
Annual charity event, the Haunted Hills Hayride features actors in Halloween costumes and a haunted trail.