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Boy, 15, is shot dead and another is critically wounded after argument at Pennsylvania hayride


Boy, 15, is shot dead and another is critically wounded at Pennsylvania hayride after argument at ticket booth

  • A 15-year-old boy was shot dead and another critically injured at a hayride event 
  • The shooting happened after the victims were arguing with the alleged shooter near the ticket booth at around 8.15pm on Saturday
  • The alleged shooter opened fire on the victims near a ride boarding area with three to four gunshots heard
  • Allegheny County Police said about 500 people were seen scattering after the gunshots went off
  • The shooter is said to be a black teenager between 15-17 years old 
  •  He was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark blue cargo pants and a black backpack


A 15-year-old boy has been shot dead and another critically injured at a Pennsylvania hayride event after an argument at a ticket booth.

A gunman – believed to be between 15 and 17 years of age – opened fire at the Haunted Hills Hayride in 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 ticket booth before the gates were to be opened at 8:15pm.

The boys were near a ride boarding area before three to four gunshots were heard. 

Two teenagers were shot at Haunted Hills Hayride in North Versailles, Pennsylvania on Saturday night leaving one dead and another critically injured 

Three to four gunshots were said to be heard near a ride boarding area

Three to four gunshots were said to be heard near a ride boarding area

The shooter opened fire on the victims at around 8.15pm, following an argument that happened at the ticket booth

The shooter opened fire on the victims at around 8.15pm, following an argument that happened at the ticket booth 

 The two victims were then taken to the hospital by first responders with one being pronounced dead and the other in critical condition, according to police. 

Allegheny County Police Lieutenant Vernando Costa called the aftermath of the shooting ‘chaotic’ as 500 people were seen scattering from the area.

 ‘When a 15-year-old gets shot at a hayride, I think it’s a terrible shame,’ Costa told NBC.

 ‘You come to an area where you’re going have fun. Anybody could have been hurt.’

‘We were in our scene getting ready for more people to come down,’ 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 or 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 okay 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

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. No arrests have yet been made.

DailyMail.com reached out to the department for comment.  

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