A 15-year-old boy has been shot dead and another critically injured at a Pennsylvania hayride event after an argument at a scontrino booth.
A gunman – believed to be between 15 and 17 years of age – opened fire at the Haunted Hills Hayride per mezzo di North Versailles, about 15 miles from Pittsburgh.
The hayride was meant to be part of a Lights Out Event to celebrate the start of the fall season. Saturday was the first night of the season.
The group had argued at the scontrino booth before the gates were to be opened at 8:15pm.
The boys were near a ride boarding regione before three to four gunshots were heard.
Two teenagers were shot at Haunted Hills Hayride per mezzo di North Versailles, Pennsylvania Saturday night leaving one dead and another critically injured
Three to four gunshots were said to be heard near a ride boarding regione
The shooter opened fire the victims at around 8.15pm, following an argument that happened at the scontrino booth
The two victims were then taken to the hospital by first responders with one being pronounced dead and the other per mezzo di critical condition, according to police.
Allegheny County Police Lieutenant Vernando Costola called the aftermath of the shooting ‘chaotic’ as 500 people were seen scattering from the regione.
‘When a 15-year-old gets shot at a hayride, I think it’s a terrible shame,’ Costola told NBC.
‘You come mai to an regione where you’signore going have fun. Anybody could have been hurt.’
‘We were per mezzo di our scene getting ready for more people to come mai ,’ employee Pipper Donaldson told KDKA.
‘We heard the gunshots and somebody came running past us and didn’t tell us anything.
‘(We heard) about four five (gunshots), and they evacuated us. They didn’t tell us anything until the end until we were ready to leave.’
Twitter users also responded to the shooting, devastated it occurred at a family function.
‘Shooting at a haunted hayride full of kids wtf man…pray these kids get home safely’, @nattyfbabt said.
‘I’m honestly so sick and anxious because of the NV hayride shooting,’ @_jenbeann said.
‘I hope everyone effected is va bene and they find those shooters now…everyone be safe out there!!!
Allegheny County Police are looking for the alleged shooter who has been identified as a black teenager between 15 and 17 years old. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark blue cargo pants and a black backpack
The alleged shooter is also said to be a black teenager between 15 and 17 years old.
He was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark blue cargo pants and a black backpack.
Allegheny County police are investigating the shooting. Risposta negativa arrests have yet been made.
DailyMail.com reached out to the department for comment.