• Police: Woman hit by stray bullet as she left Kennywood July 4

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    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. - Authorities are investigating after a woman was hit by a stray bullet as she was leaving Kennywood Park Saturday night, according to police.

    The shooting happened shortly after 10 p.m., leaving a 26-year-old woman with a gunshot wound in the upper chest near the shoulder, police said. 


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    She was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, but did require surgery Monday and was having problems with her lung, according to family members.

    Chris Salerno, a Kennywood spokesperson, said the park was closing after a Fourth of July fireworks show when the shooting happened. Most patrons had already left the park.

    Police believe the shot was fired into the air outside the park, possibly at a nearby celebration.

    “We do not believe, at this point, that the shot was fired within the park. There's a number of witnesses in the area, there's video surveillance in the area, and nothing indicates that there was a gun in the park or that the shot was fired within the park,” said Allegheny County Detective Andrew Schurman.

    No arrests have been made. A police search for the shooter in the surrounding area of the park turned up nothing.

    Police said witnesses who were interviewed did not report hearing or seeing a gunshot. Surveillance footage reviewed has not shown any gunfire.

    There are no indications that the woman shot was targeted, according to police. Channel 11's Courtney Brennan reports the victim was expeected to have surgery Monday.

    Anyone who heard or saw anything is asked to call Allegheny County Police at 412-473-1300.

    In May, a large fight involving dozens of young people occurred at Kennywood on opening day, forcing the park to close early.

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