Gun found near scene of PA amusement park shooting was stolen last year
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A firearm found after a weekend shooting at a western Pennsylvania amusement park that injured three people, including two teenagers, was stolen in Ohio last year, officials said. authorities.
Allegheny County police said Monday that a trace of the gun found after Saturday night’s shooting at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, southeast of Pittsburgh, indicates the firearm was reported stolen in a vehicle in Columbus in August 2021.
Witnesses told investigators that two groups of teenagers were involved in an altercation outside the Musik Express ride and shots were fired shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday by a man wearing a black hoodie and mask. dark color typically worn to protect against COVID-19. The handgun was found near the scene by responding officers, and police said they have yet to confirm if it was used during the shooting.
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Police say a 39-year-old man and two 15-year-old boys suffered leg injuries. Emergency responders took the man and one of the youngsters to hospital, where the man was treated and released and the youngster was admitted in stable condition. Another youngster with a scratched leg was later taken to hospital by a relative.
Police said Monday that no suspects have been identified and detectives have found nothing to confirm that any of the shooting victims were directly involved in the altercation. Detectives are reviewing video evidence and are responding to numerous phone calls, police said.
Kennywood – who was celebrating the first night of his Phantom Fall Fest, scheduled until October 16 – said he was “very saddened” by the violence and was “working closely” with investigators. The park was closed on Sunday and is due to reopen on Friday.
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Kennywood said security measures at the park entrance included “a state-of-the-art weapons detection system”, video scanning and bag checks, and also noted the presence of police from the county and local. The park’s website states that “weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited in the park.”