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Pennsylvania park shooter leaves park-goers in panic


Two people were shot in Pennsylvania at an amusement park Saturday night. It caused panic and sent park visitors running for their lives.

According to reports, shots were fired at Kennywood Park, West Mifflin just outside of Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police said that it was responding to the scene to assist the West Mifflin Police Department on a “report of shots fired” at the park.

It’s not clear how many people were injured, however police sources told WTAE-TV that two people were shot. Their condition is unknown.

The West Mifflin Police Department released an advisory asking people to avoid the area due to “an increased emergency services presence.”

Thrill-seekers had filled the park for the first of Kennywood’s Fall Festival nights, which are held each Saturday before Halloween and keep the park open until 11 p.m., according to the park’s website.

Kennywood Park sign.
It’s unclear at this time how many people were injured in the shooting.
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An employee told WPXI that he didn’t realize that the bangs he had heard were gunshots until everyone began panicking.

“I didn’t know where people were running, and next thing you know everyone is hiding and there’s just cops everywhere and everyone…

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