Millcreek Police and rescuers were called to Rainbow Gardens just before midnight Saturday, for reports of a shooting. The dance hall was the site of the Second Annual Erie Biker Ball. According to dispatchers, a woman outside the event was shot in the stomach. Sources at the scene reported that the shooting was accidental. That report is unconfirmed. ]
The event featured several local bands who donated their playing time. It was a charity ball raising money for BACA - bikers against child abuse, Second Harvest Foodbank and the activities fund of the Erie Soldiers and Sailors Home.
Rescuers transported a 23-year-old woman suffering a gunshot wound, to UPMC Hamot Trauma Center for treatment. No word on her condition.