Spectators and players were seen fleeing after the shooting at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile on Friday night, with the chaotic scene captured in videos making the rounds online. Details about the incident remain sparse, though police have confirmed several people had been taken in for treatment, including one victim with serious wounds.
“Multiple injuries have been reported, and those victims have been transported to the hospital. One individual has been transferred to the hospital with a life-threatening injury,” the Mobile Police Department said in a statement to a local reporter.
The shooting erupted around 10pm local time during a bout between two high schools in the area, Williamson and Vigor, according to a Mobile ABC affiliate. Another regional outlet, WKRG, confirmed that at least four were shot.
While metal detectors were installed at the same stadium after another shooting during a high school game in 2019 that left nine people injured, it is unclear how the gun made it into the arena on Friday. One witness, Miskia Barnes, raised that question to WKRG during a brief interview after the latest incident.
“It’s just a shame that you can’t come to a high school football game without this kind of nonsense. What I’m worried about and what I’m wondering – how they even got inside with guns. How did they get inside?” Barnes asked, adding “It’s horrible.”
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