By J. N. Saturday August 31 2019
At least 10 people were injured at Ladd Peebles Stadium on Friday night following a high school football game after a shooting incident.
According to Mobile Police Chief Lawerence Battiste, at least 10 teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 were injured during the shooting.
“Why are the young people bringing this type of violence to public events?” Lawerence Battiste stated. The victims were transported to local hospitals, Lawerence Battiste added.
Eyewitnesses said that the shooting occurred after the game and multiple shots were fired.
Mobile County Public School System Director of Communication Rena Philips released a statement:
“It is sad that something like this happened at a high school football game, where our athletes were having a good game on the field. We do not know all of the details as this is a Mobile Police investigation, so we will have to refer all further questions to the MPD.”
According to media reports, two people are currently in custody.
There was a school football game between Leflore High School and Williamson High School at the stadium.
Williamson beat Leflore 10-0 in the match.