Shots were fired during a high school football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala, forcing players and spectators to take cover and injuring at least four people, according to reports. local officials and witnesses.
The incident happened at 9:56 p.m. on Friday when gunfire erupted on the exit ramp exiting the west side of the stadium, where a high school football game between Vigor and Williamson had entered its final minutes.
Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said at least four people – three men and a woman – were injured in the shooting. One of the victims sustained fatal injuries and was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Footage from the scene showed people fleeing and seeking safety in the aftermath of the shooting. A large number of emergency services responded to the scene as officers worked to secure the scene.
Prine said the motive for the shooting was not yet known and no immediate arrests were made. He said two potential suspects fled the scene in a white sedan, although only one is believed to have fired.
“This type of gun violence will not be tolerated, and as the new leader, I can assure you that we will be very serious about it,” Prine said. “If you are in any way involved in this project, you have to surrender. “
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the police at 251-208-7211.
Ladd-Peebles Stadium was also the scene of a mass shooting in August 2019, when 9 people were shot dead at the end of a Williamson-Leflore football match. A 17-year-old boy later surrendered and was charged with attempted murder.
RUPTURE: At least 4 people shot dead at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama pic.twitter.com/0r4j1adVRh
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WATCH: It’s time for the broadcast MCPSS match between Williamson and Vigor when gunshots rang out in the lobby of Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The AP announcer is heard telling fans to “cover up” as people run onto the pitch and throughout the stadium. pic.twitter.com/SxS1hHEdOJ
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