On Friday night, a gunman opened fire at the end of a high school football game. At least 10 people were injured during the shooting, nine of which sustained gunshot wounds. The youngest victims were 15 years old, while the oldest was 47. Five of the injured were transported to area hospitals in critical condition.
The shooting took place at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, according to a report by the Daily Mail. The city-owned venue was hosting a game between LeFlore and Williamson High Schools.
Security cameras recorded parts of the incident, which occurred inside of the stadium’s concourse. One dramatic video shows the moment gunfire erupted, sending players and fans rushing for cover. In another clip, coaches can reportedly be heard telling players to take cover.
On Saturday, 17-year-old Deangelo Parnell, a student at LeFlore High School, surrendered to law enforcement in connection with the shooting.
Parnell allegedly shot nine people. The tenth person injured during the incident had a seizure shortly after the shooting.
Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste stated that the shooting occurred after a fight. During the altercation, the suspect pulled a firearm and began “indiscriminately shooting.”
“This is a cowardly act by an individual who didn’t know how to deal with a situation,” said Battiste.
“It’s not acceptable in our community,” he added. “We won’t tolerate it.”
Battiste asserts that surveillance video clearly shows Parnell firing at the crowd.
Police say that Parnell was the only shooter, though investigators also believe that some adults may have had knowledge that something would occur during the game. Those adults have been urged to come forward by law enforcement.
The shooting is still under investigation.