3 shots, including 2 teens at Kennywood, West Mifflin

WEST MIFFLIN (Pa.) — Three people, including two teens, were shot at Kennywood in West Mifflin on Saturday night. A large number of officers and EMS personnel were dispatched to the park around 11 p.m. Saturday. The park was hosting Phantom Fall Fest, an event that attracts crowds of all ages.

According to police, the victims were treated in local hospitals. Sources tell KDKA TV’s Jennifer Borrasso that two of the victims were 15-year-olds. Police also said that the victim was an adult man. They should be fine.

Officials claim that the shooting was caused by an argument between two teenagers. According to police, one person pulled out a gun and began shooting. According to police, the shooter was described as a man wearing a black hoodie with a mask. It is unclear how the gun entered the park. Pittsburgh Public Safety stated that Pittsburgh police officers were “assisting with reports of shots fired at the park.” Kennywood posted on Twitter shortly after midnight to say it was aware of the situation. The park closed for the night and said that it was working with law enforcement. According to Kennywood’s Twitter, all guests have left.

“The safety and well-being of our guests as well as Team Members is our highest priority. Security personnel from Allegheny County and West Mifflin were on-site and responded immediately. KDKA TV spoke to one witness who said that she heard at least two to three shots near the entrance. The person, who chose not to be identified, said that they were leaving the tunnel. “We didn’t know there was shooting at this point. We saw about 100 people, and a bunch just running.”

Witness said that she was there with her four children when the shots were fired. She stated that she and her four children go to Phantom Fright Nights each year. Saturday was especially busy with people waiting for activities, which can take up to two hours.

She said, “You hear these stories but don’t think it could be me.” “You don’t know it’s you until it’s too late. Police are conducting an investigation. They claimed they were using park cameras and speaking to witnesses.

According to Kennywood’s website, Sunday is the last day of operation.

“The park will be closed on Sunday, September 25. All tickets purchased for today will still be valid on any Phantom Fall Fest date. The message stated that we will reopen Friday, September 30.”

Keep checking KDKA-TV or KDKA.com to receive updates as they become available.

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