A US father-to-be shot three guests at a baby shower following a ‘family argument’ over gifts in Pennsylvania.
Isiah J. Hampton, 25, was slapped by an unidentified woman when he became abusive when asked about transporting the expectant mother’s gifts, Lower Burrell police said.
When Hampton allegedly became abusive at the Kinloch Fire Hall in Lower Burrell on Saturday, the woman slapped him across the face.
This caused him to shove her as three men then intervened to tackle Hampton to the floor.
Hampton fell to the ground and allegedly pulled out a 9-mm handgun and began firing as guests tried to wrestle the gun from him.
According to TribLive, the criminal complaint showed three victims who were injured during the incident.
The victims are a 23-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy.
One victim was shot in his torso, the woman was shot in her leg and the boy had been shot in the buttocks.
He first shot the man in the torso and then the teenager.
Police said the injured woman was not the one Hampton was arguing with and the bullet grazed her leg.
The third person was reportedly shot unintentionally as the gun went off as guests wrestled the gun from him.
Two of the victims were taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and the other was sent to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.
Lower Burrell police Chief John Marhefka said none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
Guests were eventually able to remove the gun from Hampton’s grasp and placed it on a bar.
Chief Marhefka said Hampton was caught within minutes and he surrendered without incident.
He had left the premises with the mother of his unborn child.
Lower Burrell police have charged Hampton with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of recklessly endangering another person.
Hampton was brought via video before Unity District Judge Michael Mahady on Sunday morning and remains in Westmoreland County Prison with a $250,000 bond.
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He is next due in court on September 28.
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