OAN’s James Meyers
8:38 AM – Monday, October 9, 2023
One person was killed and eight were severely wounded during a shooting at a private party in Pennsylvania.
State police in Indiana County responded to a call at 12:35 a.m. Sunday to a shooting at the Chevy Chase Community Center in White Township.
According to police, nine people between the ages of 18 and 23 were shot, including a 22-year old Pittsburgh man who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The wounded victims were taken to three separate hospitals in the area. Some of the victims were treated for their wounds and released, according to police.
Additionally, authorities have not stated what led to the shooting or who was behind the shooting, or if there were multiple shooters.
The shooting took place a couple miles away from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which was hosting its homecoming weekend.
Campus activities were going on as scheduled “with enhanced police presence,” the university told staff in an email, the Tribune-Review reported.
Neighbor Robert Miller claimed he and his wife heard loud music coming from the community center area as they were about to go to sleep.
“Then all of a sudden, I heard about 20 gunshots,” Miller told the Tribune-Review. “There was people lying on the edge of the sidewalk out there. It’s terrifying.”
His wife, Ellen Ober, said, “There were people everywhere crying and screaming.”
The Chevy Chase Community Center executive director Brandi Ports said on their Facebook page that officials are “praying for everyone involved” and that the center would be closed indefinitely.
“Please be in prayer for those involved, for our community, and for our staff and volunteers,” she said.
The reward for information leading to arrests and prosecutions in the case is up to $15,000.
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