Shooting in Westmoreland Co.

Westmoreland County Sheriff C. O. Balderson reports the shooting of an 11-year-old Lancaster County boy and a 46 year-old Richmond County man in the Oldhams area of Westmoreland County. The shooting occurred around 2:30 Monday morning. An adult, who was identified as 46 year-old Walter Gaines of Richmond County was shot while inside a car. The 11 year-old who was sleeping in the back seat of the car was also shot. The boy is listed in critical condition at MCV. The adult suffered non-life threatening injuries. Sheriff Balderson said a party was being held at the resident and was getting ready to end when an “unknown suspect or suspects” walked up to the Westmoreland Countyvehicle and shot at least 8 times. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information … contact Detective Jay Mitchell at the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office at 493-8066 or text a tip to 847411.