Two People Injured After Shooting At NJ Football Game

Written by Kecia Gayle November 16, 2019
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Two People Injured After Shooting At NJ Football Game

What was supped to be an eventful night for folks who attended a New Jersey Football game quickly turned into complete chaos after gunshots reportedly broke out last night.

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According to PEOPLE, the terrifying incident happened at about 8:29 p.m. at Pleasantville High School where they were hosting Camden High School in a state playoff game. Towards the end of the third quarter, six shots were fired from the stands on Pleasantville’s side. The Press of Atlantic City noted that at that time, Camden was winning 6-0 with 4 minutes, 58 seconds left.

Videos that were captured by Jersey Sports Zone and shared to the internet shows the crowd going into a panic after hearing the gunshots go off. Players, coaches, referees, and spectators, can all be heard screaming, crying, and yelling “Get down!”. It was said that some people began desperately trying to escape by leaping over fences and scaling the tall bleachers.

Pleasantville Police Chief Sean Riggin confirmed that two victims suffered injuries. Though he didn’t disclose their identities or extent of their injuries but revealed that the victims were “one young juvenile and one adult male” — both who were “seriously injured but… alive as of this moment.”

“We’re doing everything we can to make sure that their families and them are getting the medical care that they need,” he added.

At this time, it does not appear that a suspect has been named and since its an ongoing investigation, Riggin could not provide any further information about the incident.

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