Monday, September 13, 2021

Pittsburgh's Haunted Hills Hayride Issues Statement on Sept 11th Shooting

This past weekend at Haunted Hills Hayride in the Pittsburgh suburb of North Versailles, a 15 year old was shot and killed, another is in critical condition according to local authorities. The incident took place shortly before the gates opened at 8:30pm on Saturday, September 11th.

According to their Facebook page, they have issued this statement of today regarding the events that took place:

On behalf of the entire Haunted Hills Hayride staff, our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims associated with the senseless act of violence that occurred at our facility on September 11, 2021. It is certainly difficult to hear, let alone experience, the reality of the loss of a loved one.
We would like to thank the North Versailles Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel for their immediate response to the call for help as they were located at our site at the time.
The North Versailles Township Police, Detectives from the Allegheny County Police Department, and other responding agencies did an excellent job in responding to and investigating this case.
The safety of all persons associated with our family fun oriented event has always been a priority since we started 22 years ago. After meeting with members of our event staff and with an outpouring of support from the community and our fan base, it has been determined that we cannot let an isolated bad act stop the good of what the Haunted Hills Hayride provides.
Accordingly, we will resume our scheduled dates of operation as stated online.
Thank you for your continued support.


It's never easy hearing about these types of incidents and I guess this one is a little more jarring as I used to live in the Pittsburgh area myself, and I know a lot of the haunt community there. Keeping everyone impacted from this in my thoughts. 

Stay safe out there, friends. 

via WTAE Pittsburgh

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