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22nd Sep 2021

3 guests including 16-year-old boy shot in row over gifts at a baby shower

Laura Cunningham

So that’s gender reveals and baby showers we need to cancel now

Friends and family members gathered at Kinloch Fire Department’s station in Pennsylvania this weekend to celebrate the upcoming birth of a new baby when the dad-to-be got into an argument with a guest. A fight broke out and the man ultimately shot three guests, including a 16-year-old boy.

Police Chief John Marhefka said at a news conference yesterday: “From what we understand preliminarily, [the altercation] was about gifts at the shower.”

The Tribune-Review reported that Isiah J. Hampton allegedly got into a disagreement with an unidentified woman. She slapped him and when he allegedly shoved her back, three men jumped in to stop the fight. Hampton, 25, then allegedly pulled out a 9mm semiautomatic handgun and fired three shots, striking a 23-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy.

The three victims were transported to the hospital and are thankfully expected to survive the injuries.

Hampton swiftly surrendered when Police responded to a call saying there was an active shooter. He’s being held at the Westmoreland County Prison on four counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment. A judge set bail at $250,000.

But guns are not the problem, of course, America.