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Mobile, Alabama, high school football game shooting: what we know


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Ten teenagers were injured Friday night during a shooting at a high school football game in Mobile, Alabama, according to local police.

According to Mobile Police Chief Lawrence L. Battiste IV, two people were detained for questioning. Saturday morning, police arrested Deangelo Parnell, 17, and charged him with nine counts of attempted murder, according to local news outlet WKRG.

Local news outlet WPMI reported that all victims were listed in police reports as injured. According to the Associated Press, at least six of the injured had been shot, and one appears to have had a seizure after the shooting began.

Five victims are in critical condition, but their injuries are not life-threatening, according to Steven Millhouse, a spokesperson for the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department. The victims range in age from 15 to 18, according to Battiste.

The shooting took place during a game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium between Lillie B. Williamson High School and John L. LeFlore Magnet High School. Officers were on duty when the shooting began.

“We treat this like an active shooter scenario,” Battiste said, according to NBC News. “Our guys, when they heard shots rang out, they moved to the area.”

What we know

  • Ten people were injured during a shooting at a high school football game in Mobile, Alabama, Friday night.
  • Deangelo Parnell, 17, has been arrested and charged with nine counts of attempted murder.
  • At least six of the victims were shot.
  • One of the wounded is believed to have sustained their injuries from a seizure that was triggered after the shooting began.
  • The victims’ range in age from 15 to 18.
  • Five of the victims were in critical condition; none of the victims are believed to have life-threatening injuries.
  • On Saturday, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson released a statementvia Twitterabout the shooting, thanking first responders, and calling on the community to “get the guns out of the hands of our youth.”

Our children and their families deserve to enjoy a high school football game or any public event without the thought of gun violence.

— Sandy Stimpson (@MayorStimpson) August 31, 2019

As a community, we will heal. As a community, we have to get the guns out of the hands of our youth.

— Sandy Stimpson (@MayorStimpson) August 31, 2019

What we don’t know

  • The motive of the shooter
  • The names of the victims

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