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Pennsylvania teen fatally shot while watching sunset in park with girlfriend, authorities say

Christopher Dornblaser
 
| Bucks County Courier Times

LEVITTOWN, Penn. – An 18-year-old who was shot Saturday at Nockamixon State Park died from his injuries, according to authorities. 

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said Jason Kutt died after he was shot at the park about 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

Kutt was sitting with his girlfriend near the lake when he was shot in the back of his neck, he said. 

Kutt’s girlfriend told law enforcement that she heard a shot, saw Kutt fall backwards, then saw a man in hunting gear standing behind a yellow gate at Old Ridge Road after the shooting.

Speaking to reporters Monday, Weintraub said law enforcement are still trying to figure out what caused the shooting.

“We want to get to the bottom of this. We don’t have any suspects, we don’t even know if a crime has been committed yet.” he said. “But we need to understand how Jason Kutt died.”

The distance between where Kutt was and the gate was about 550 feet, the district attorney said. 

Kutt was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, where he was pronounced dead Monday.

Weintraub said investigators have to determine if anything criminal occurred. They have to determine the mental state of the person responsible for the shooting, according to the DA.

Hunting was allowed at there during the day of the shooting, Weintraub said. 

Kutt was wearing a black hat with a bright orange brim during the shooting. He is about 6-foot-3, according to the district attorney. 

“This was a young man with his whole life ahead of him,” Weintraub said, adding that Kutt had no enemies.

Weintraub asked whoever was responsible for the shooting to come forward so they can get answers.

“Jason Kutt and his family deserve it,” he said. 

Kutt, according to a social media post from his family, loved playing guitars, video games, and taking walks in nature, as well as spending time with his girlfriend.

Source : USA TODAY | World News

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