On Friday night, ten teenagers were injured when someone opened fire into the crowd during a high school football game between Leflore High School and Williamson High School in Ladd-Peebles stadium located in Mobile, Alabama.
Mobile Police say at least ten people between the ages of 15-18 had been shot, reported local station WKRG. Witnesses say they heard shots fired after “a fight in the stands” a few minutes after the game ended, according to multiple reports.
This is just horrific to watch from Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Football coaches instructing players to take cover, fans hiding under the stands from a suspected shooting. This is a high school football game and should be a place of fun competition for everyone! Not violence! #Mobile pic.twitter.com/MmA1oP9LTW
— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) August 31, 2019
There are reports of at least six individuals shot at Ladd Peebles Stadium.
Mobile Police Chief Lawerence Battiste told the media that at least ten individuals from age 15-18 were injured during the shooting. He said the victims were transported to local hospitals. One of those injuries was the result of a seizure.
A high school football game between Williamson and LeFlore High Schools had ended in a 10-0 victory for Williamson.
Mobile County Public School System Director of Communication Rena Philips released the following statement:
“It is sad that something like this happened at a high school football game, where our athletes were having a good game on the field. We do not know all of the details as this is a Mobile Police investigation, so we will have to refer all further questions to the MPD.” [Fox10tv]
The local news station reported that five of the injured transported by the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department were in critical condition but did not have life-threatening injuries, according to the news station.
Of the remaining five injured, three were transported to a local hospital by private ambulance service, while two were driven to the hospital by private vehicle.
Rena Philips, the director of communication Mobile County Public School System:
“It is sad that something like this happened at a high school football game, where our athletes were having a good game on the field.
“We do not know all of the details as this is a Mobile Police investigation, so we will have to refer all further questions to the [Mobile Police Department].”
If a Friday night high school football game was the only place you could not take your family to without the threat of violence happening, then maybe the police chief would have a point. So let’s be mindful when adding Friday Night Lights to the constant growing list of places you can’t take your family to every other day of the week.
Watch the video above, via Fox10.
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