INDIANA, PA – A shooting incident near Indiana University of Pennsylvania has left one person dead and nine others injured. The incident occurred early Sunday morning at a private party held at the Chevy Chase Community Center in White Township, Indiana County, just over a mile from the university campus. State police are still searching for the shooter.
The party was attended by an estimated 100 to 150 people. One individual was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others are believed to be in critical condition. The deceased has been identified as a 22-year-old man from Pittsburgh, with next-of-kin notifications currently underway.
In response to the incident, the university’s alert system has advised students to remain vigilant and stay in secure locations. It has been confirmed by the university that two of the injured are students. The university’s vice president of student affairs has since addressed the incident in a letter to students, emphasizing the university’s commitment to student safety and the need for community support in such trying times.
The injured include an 18-year-old from Chicago, an 18-year-old from Florida, and six individuals aged between 19 and 23 from Pennsylvania. They are currently receiving treatment at local hospitals, with some already discharged.
The incident occurred during the university’s homecoming weekend, which included a football game against rival California University of Pennsylvania. The community center’s executive director, Brandi Ports, addressed the incident on social media, expressing concern for those involved and announcing the center’s closure until further notice.
Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro has been briefed on the shooting and urged anyone with information to contact the state police. He expressed his condolences to the victims and the White Township community.