A 15-year-old boy was killed and another injured in a shooting Saturday night at the season opening of a ‘haunted’ hayride event in the Pittsburgh area, police said.
The surviving victim was admitted to hospital in critical condition, Allegheny County Police Lieutenant Vernando Costa stated at a press conference. He said that the other teenager had been declared dead in a hospital.
An argument between teenagers led to three to four gunshots at Haunted Hill Hayride in North Versailles, Costa stated.
Police were looking for a teenage shooter, roughly 15 to 17, who fled, he said.
“When a 15-year-old gets shot at a hayride, I think it’s a terrible shame,” Costa said. Costa said, “You go to an area where there’s going to be fun. Anyone could have been injured. “
People appeared to have left the venue which had a hayride and a haunted walking trail. There were also private camping areas. The organizers did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
According to the Haunted hills Hayride website Saturday was the first night.
Costa stated that the shooting took place near a ride-sharing area.
He described the moments following the 8: 15 p.m. shooting as “chaotic. “