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VIDEO: Gunfire breaks out at New Jersey high school football game, leaving at least two injured


A man and a young boy were injured Friday night when gunshots rang out in the third quarter of a playoff football game in New Jersey.

Footage from the incident showed panicked spectators running from the bleachers and knocking over a fence as they tried to escape the premises. Players also ran from the field for safety.

The shooting happened during a game between high schools from Camden and Pleasantville.

The victims suffered serious injuries, Pleasantville Police Chief Sean Riggin said, and are hospitalized. Jonathan Diego, a spectator, told WPVI-TV that the boy, who has not been identified by authorities, suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.

No one had been arrested as of late Friday, but investigators said a firearm was found.

Some of the players told KYW-TV they initially thought the gunshots were fireworks.

“We just saw everybody from the crowd running,” said Keon Henry, a senior who plays football at Pleasantville. “Coach was telling us get down, but we didn’t want to get down. We wanted to get somewhere safe inside the school, so we all ran up here, ran through the fence and then went through here.”


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