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1 killed and 8 wounded in shooting at Pennsylvania community center party
Authorities say one person was killed and eight were wounded in a shooting during a private party at a Pennsylvania community center early Sunday
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — One person was killed and eight were wounded in a shooting during a private party at a Pennsylvania community center early Sunday, authorities said.
State police in Indiana County said troopers, local officers and emergency services responded at 12:35 a.m. Sunday to the shooting at the Chevy Chase Community Center in White Township, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh.
Nine people between the ages of 18 and 23 were shot, including a 22-year-old Pittsburgh man who died at the scene, police said. Lt. Col. George Bivens said investigators believe more than one shooter was involved but declined to say how many there were.
“Dozens of gunshots were fired within the confines of the building," said Bivens, acknowledging later that “It may well be that we had a gunfight inside this building." Many fired shell casings and “multiple firearms” had been recovered, along with other evidence such as clothing and cellphones, he said.