One person was killed and eight others were wounded in a shooting that occurred during a private party at the Chevy Chase Community Center in White Township, Pennsylvania. The incident took place early Sunday morning, prompting a response from state police, local officers, and emergency services. The victims, aged between 18 and 23, were shot, with a 22-year-old Pittsburgh man succumbing to his injuries at the scene. An 18-year-old man from Chicago is in critical condition, while an 18-year-old man from Florida was also among those injured. The remaining victims, three men aged 19, 20, and 22, two 19-year-old women, and a 23-year-old woman, are all from Pennsylvania.
The wounded individuals were transported to various medical centers, including Indiana Regional Medical Center, UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Marcy, and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Some of the injured have already been treated and released. As of now, no suspects are in custody, and authorities are urging anyone with information to contact the Indiana County troopers. Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers has announced a $10,000 reward for information related to the case.
The shooting occurred approximately 2 miles away from the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which was celebrating its homecoming weekend. Two of the injured individuals were students, and the university is providing support to them and their families. Campus activities are proceeding as scheduled with increased police presence.
The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are working to gather information from witnesses. The Chevy Chase Community Center, established in 1969 to combat poverty and assist those in need, has temporarily closed following the incident. Executive director Brandi Ports expressed condolences and requested prayers for everyone involved.
Local residents described the chaotic scene, with one neighbor reporting hearing about 20 gunshots. The community center has been a vital resource for the area, providing meals and services to those in need. Some residents have expressed concerns about renting out the facility during busy weekends such as homecoming.