Alabama high school football game shooting leaves several wounded, police say


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Chaotic scene at Ladd-Peebles Stadium depicted in video on Twitter

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At least four people were shot during an Alabama high school football game Friday night, police said.

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said the shooting took place near the exit ramp at Ladd-Peebles Stadium while Williamson and Vigor High School players were on the field.



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Prine said three men and one woman were injured and that two of the victims were teenagers.

Videos posted on social media showed a chaotic scene in the stadium when gunshots were heard. Players on the shore entered the field and others were seen running out of the field. The game was eventually suspended.

All four victims were taken to the hospital. The condition of one is stated to be serious.

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No one was arrested in the incident. Prine said eyewitnesses said the two suspects left the scene in white sedans.

“This type of gun violence will not be tolerated, and as the new chief, we will be very serious about it,” Prine said, via WKRG TV. “If you’re involved in this in any way, you need to turn yourself on.”

Vigor was leading 28-12 on Williamson, with 5:49 remaining in the game before the shooting took place, according to

“These things happen and what can you do?” Vigorous coach John McKenzie told “We have to be an example and change the lives of these kids that many people are raising themselves here.”

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