WEST MIFFLIN, Pennsylvania (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested and three others, including two teenagers, were injured in a shooting at an amusement park in western Pennsylvania last month.
Allegheny County and West Mifflin police last week accused a teenager of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and a firearm offense in a shooting on the opening night of the Phantom Fall Fest in Kennywood Park on September 24. said he was charged as an adult in
A shooting occurred late Saturday night in a park in West Mifflin, southeast of Pittsburgh, after two groups of teens got into an altercation near the Musik Express boarding area, park officials said. . A 39-year-old man and two of his 15-year-old boys were taken to hospital with leg injuries, officials said.
Investigators said evidence recovered at the scene last week indicated two gunshots were fired, one of which was arrested by a teenager. Authorities are looking for a second suspect, who county police superintendent Christopher Kearns said was “most likely” a juvenile.
Kennywood closed the day after the shooting and announced an increase in police force, increased security along the perimeter fence, restrictions on bag sizes, restrictions on face masks, and requiring all juveniles to be accompanied by an adult at all times. announced new security measures, including: Mid-October.
It’s unclear how the weapon got into the park, Kearns said, and investigators continue to look into the possibility that the weapon was thrown over the park’s fence or someone carried it over the fence. Authorities said they were cutting down trees along the perimeter fence to improve visibility and installing new floodlights and security cameras to completely cover the perimeter of the fence. They also vowed to “significantly” increase security patrols.
Authorities believe the shooting stemmed from a feud between two groups of teenagers that led to numerous shootings in several communities in Mon Valley. , cited 55 firing calls that were fired in rival groups’ communities Duquesne and Homestead.
“We all know this is a serious problem,” Joseph said. “People who live in these communities know how devastating it can be. Those who have lost loved ones to gun violence and incarceration know how devastating it can be.”
This story has been corrected to show that the date line is West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, not Ohio.
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