About 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, gunshots erupted inside a historic building where a large crowd had gathered for Art All Night, an annual 24-hour festival that draws thousands of people. In the ensuing chaos, Knapp, an event volunteer, was knocked down as she headed for the exit, she later wrote in a Facebook post recapping the horror.
“A kind woman pulled me up and over to the side and told me to stay down with her,” Knapp wrote. “A woman three feet from us was shot in the leg. I’m not sure how many people were shot.”
At least two gunmen opened fire during the festival, injuring 22 people, including a 13-year-old boy and three others who remained in critical condition on Sunday, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told reporters. One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was fatally shot by a police officer, while the other one was arrested.