At least two people were injured in a shooting in the stands of a high school football game in Pleasantville, New Jersey on Friday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In a game between Pleasantville and Camden, several shots could be heard ringing out in the bleachers during a punt play in the game’s third quarter. No players or referees were hurt, according to one of the teams’ coaches.
Per The Press of Atlantic City, no suspects are in custody, with one official reportedly saying the gunman ran out of the stands, across the field and into the parking lot.
The two victims, an unidentified male and female, reportedly exited the scene in separate ambulances, with the male receiving attention from emergency medical personnel on the field. One of the victims was 10 to 14 years old, according to Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel.
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It should be noted there were at least a dozen police officers working the game. And an ambulance on stand by, as per protocol for football. So whatever could be done for the victims was done in a matter of minutes.
— Mike Frankel (@MikeFrankelJSZ) November 16, 2019
The shots created a terrifying scene, with players and fans either sprinting away from the stands or hitting the deck to take cover.
#BREAKING terrifying moments captured in camera as a gunman unleashed bullets at a high school football game in Pleasantville. At least 2 people reported injured, including a young boy. The game has been suspended @6abc pic.twitter.com/DVPkh302VP
— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) November 16, 2019
The game was reportedly a major occasion, as longtime fans told the Atlantic City Press that the crowd was the largest to attend a Pleasantville game in at least 20 years.