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Manhunt underway after 3 people shot dead at Pennsylvania amusement park

A manhunt is underway for a gunman who fatally shot three people at an amusement park in Pennsylvania on Saturday, police said.

Three people, including a young man, were injured after an altercation between two groups of teenagers near the Musik Express ride at Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin, an Allegheny County Police spokesperson said during of a press conference.

At one point a gun was produced and at least “two shots were fired”, the spokesperson said, adding that the young man was in stable condition and an adult male was cared for and released. while the third was treated for his injuries.

Describing the suspect as a black man wearing a black Covid-style mask, the spokesperson said there was “an ongoing search” for the shooter.

Several other people may have suffered minor injuries from being stepped on as people rushed out, he added, although he did not have an exact figure.

The bags were searched by the park with metal detectors at the park entrance in southeast Pittsburgh, the spokesperson said.

The park said in a statement that it was “working with local law enforcement.”

“The safety of our guests and team members is our top priority,” he added. Members of Park Security, Allegheny County and West Mifflin Police Departments were already on scene and responded immediately.

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