Shocking moment shots are fired at Battle Creek Central high school football game injuring three
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN: A shocking video reveals the moment gunfire erupts amid a football game at Battle Creek Central High School on Friday evening, October 7, as distressed players and crowds flee for their lives. The Battle Creek Police reported the incident happened around 9.40 pm after shots were being fired from a vehicle in a parking lot outside the CW Post Stadium on West Street in Battle Creek.
According to WTOL, three people were shot outside the Whitmer football and the suspects reportedly fled on wheels. Investigators reported they found spent shell casings in the parking lot. Eight minutes were left in the ongoing game between Battle Creek Central’s football team and Kalamazoo Central’s team before multiple gunshots were fired. The identity and the conditions of the three people wounded during the shooting are unknown.
Friday night football in America: Gunfire erupts during high school football game in Toledo, Ohio. There are at least three victims.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 8, 2022
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In the live broadcast, five to six gunshots being fired could be heard in the background while players and fans rush out of the stadium. The game was put to pause amid the shooting as the Battle Creek Central’s football team went into the locker room and Kalamazoo Central’s team quickly loaded their bus and left. The Twitter handle of On Patrol: Live posted an update following the shooting saying, "The @ToledoPolice believe they have the car involved in the shooting at the football game earlier, and say they have apprehended 2 of the 4 suspects who fled from the car."
This was the scene at the Central Catholic-Whitmer game when shots were fired outside the stadium. We've confirmed that 3 people have been shot. Conditions are still unknown. A really scary scene. pic.twitter.com/gjBpcacz9a— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) October 8, 2022
In yet another similar tragedy during a high school football game, a 17-year-old young boy was shot and killed on Friday night of September 30. The Tulsa Police are investigating the homicide of the teenager at Tulsa McLain Titans vs. Miami Wardogs football game. Deborah Gist of the Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent released a statement following the shooting at the high school football game and said they were heartbroken that their community had to experience a senseless act of gun violence.
The statement read, “We are heartbroken that – after tonight’s homecoming game our community experienced a senseless act of gun violence. We are working closely with the Tulsa Police Department to assist in their investigation of tonight’s tragic events. Right now, our focus is on supporting the students, team members, and families at McLain. I ask that you join me in lifting up the school community and keeping them in your prayers.”