At least two people were shot dead at a Pennsylvania amusement park on Saturday night, sparking a panic that sent terrified park-goers running for their lives, according to police and reports.
Shots reportedly rang out at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, just outside Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Police Department said that he was responding to the scene to assist the West Mifflin Police Department on a “report of shots fired” in the park.
It is not known how many people were injured, but police sources told WTAE-TV that two people were shot. Their conditions are unknown.
The West Mifflin Police Department has issued a notice asking people to avoid the area due to an “increased emergency services presence”.
Thrill-seekers had packed the park for the first of Kennywood’s Fall Festival nights, which take place every Saturday before Halloween and keep the park open until 11 p.m., according to the park’s website.
An employee told WPXI that he didn’t realize the bangs he heard were gunshots until everyone started panicking.
“I didn’t know where people were running, and the next thing you know, everyone’s hiding and there’s just cops everywhere and everyone’s like a chaos,” the anonymous employee said. . “And by the time I realized what was happening, it had already happened.
“Fortunately, I didn’t see or witness any violence, but I did see people panicking and running. It was a bit scary,” he added.
A park spokesperson told the Post that all guests left the park shortly after midnight.
“We are aware of a situation that occurred tonight and are working with local law enforcement,” the spokesperson said. “The safety of our guests and crew members is our top priority. Members of Park Security, Allegheny County and West Mifflin Police Departments were already on site and responded immediately.
New York Post