Shooting at High School Football Game Left 4 Injured

  • A shooting during an Alabama high school football game left multiple people injured.
  • Four people were struck by gunfire at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Friday night, CNN reported. 
  • One victim is in critical condition, police said. 

Several people were injured Friday following a shooting at a high school football game in Mobile, Alabama.

Mobile Police said four people were injured and one was left in critical condition, CNN reported. The victims were identified as three men and a woman. Two of the victims were juveniles, police said, according to the report.

The shooting occurred at Ladd-Peebles Stadium just before 10 p.m. during the fourth quarter of the game between Williamson and Vigor high schools, AL.com  

“These things happen and what can you do?” Vigor Coach John McKenzie told AL.com. “We’ve got to be an example and change these kids’ lives that many are out here raising themselves.”

A video posted by BNO News showed people scrambling as players and fans took cover inside the stadium. 

During a press conference, Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said no shots were fired “in the arena or in the football area where the stands were at.” 

The shots were fired on an exit ramp leaving the stadium, he said, according to CNN. Prine said shell casings found in the stadium indicate that as many as seven shots were fired.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, the Mobile Police Department released a photo of three people asking for the public’s help in “identifying the suspects of interest.” 

Vigor principal Gerald Cunningham said the game will continue on Monday morning, without fans in attendance, according to AL.com. 

Prine said police believed the shooting was an isolated incident, according to CNN.

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