Local Halloween Attraction Reopened after Shooting

By: Amira Crews

Haunted Hills Hayride of North Versailles will reopen with new protocol and procedures, after a shooting took place two weeks ago leaving one teen dead and the other teen injured. Haunted Hills Hayride will reopen Friday September 24th at 7:00 p.m.

September 11th 8:15 p.m gunfire broke out near the ticket booth where parents and children were waiting to get into the hayride. Steven Eason,15, of Wilkinsburg was shot and killed. According to the police statement , Eason was with a group of friends who knew the other boy. When that teen got into a verbal altercation with the suspected shooter, Eason and his friends tried to help.

Haunted Hills Hayride has hired a security company to attend and patrol the attraction. People who attend the hayride will now have to be searched before entering the attraction. In the new protocol weapons, drugs, and alcohol are prohibited on the grounds of the Haunted Hills Hayride. If these items are found on the premises you will be turned into the authorities.

The Haunted Hills Hayride issued a statement on their Facebook page that stated, ¨The Haunted Hills Hayride will be open on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Please be patient entering our facility as each person will be subject to a search for illegal/ prohibited items by a hired security company. Anyone found to be in possession of any of the following items will be turned over to our local law enforcement.¨

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