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New Jersey Shooting: 2 Wounded In High School Football Match



The shooting took place at the end of the third quarter of the game between Camden High School and Pleasantville High School, CNN reported WPVI-TV.

Both victims suffered serious injuries, said Pleasantville Police Chief Sean Riggin. One is a "young minor" and the other is a young man, he said.

Several Pleasantville players told CNN affiliate KYW-TV that they initially thought the rifles were fireworks, but after learning what the sounds were, they ran through the fence.
"We just saw everyone from the crowd running away," Keon Henry, a senior who plays football in Pleasantville, told KYW-TV.

"The coach was telling us to get down, but we didn't want to get down. We wanted to get somewhere safe at school, so we all ran here, ran across the fence and then passed here."

WPVI-TV shows players and players who are shaken after shots have exploded. People could be seen jumping fences, diving under the whites and lying on the field as the chaos unfolded.

Riggin said that there were several police officers and administrators in the game, but did not give further details about the circumstances of the shooting.

Camden schools tweeted that they knew about the shooting.

"We can confirm that not a single student from Camden High was injured or otherwise injured during the incident," according to Tweets.

The American Athletic Association of New Jersey, the governing body for state high school sports, tweets that it follows updates of the shooting.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in the Pleasantville and Camden community," the tweet reads.

Police are coordinating with the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, said Matthew Hartman, a Pleasantville police spokesman.

Alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives were touted by his agents at the Newark Office of the Bureau.

CNN Philadelphia Affiliate KYW showed aerial footage to police at the stadium.

It's an evolving story. Return for Updates


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