A mass shooting at a high school in Mobile, Alabama has left ten teens with, not only bullet wounds, but lifelong trauma scars, after a 17-year old opened fire at the end of a school football game Friday night. It looks as through everyone will survive their wounds.
The shooting took place at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium, according to WKRG News:
“The shots were fired in the concourse of the stadium near the end of the LeFlore vs. Williamson High School football game. At least ten people were injured. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste tells News 5 those injured range in age from 15-18. Five people were critically hurt.”
All ten victims were taken to area hospitals, where they are in critical condition with non-life threatening wounds. Deangelo Parnell was arrested and charged with nine counts of attempted murder.
Just before the game ended, a fight happened in the bleachers, but law enforcement still doesn’t know if the fighting is what kicked off the shooting just minutes later, after the game had ended.
Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste had this to say to the press:
“Why are the young people bringing this type of violence to public events. They’re bringing their beefs that they have with each other in their neighborhoods and they’re putting other people in harm’s way. ”
“We’re going to have to be more aggressive on our end, the city, as to how we hold the individual accountable when they go before the courts. We have got to make sure they understand that we will not tolerate juvenile violence in our community.”
“This is unacceptable for people to not to be able to come out and enjoy an event watching their children play at a football game and watching their children perform in the band.”