Man, juvenile shot at New Jersey high school football game

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. — Players and spectators ran for cover Friday night when a gunman opened fire at a New Jersey high school football game, wounding two people.

A man and a juvenile were seriously injured after a gunman shot into a crowd of people who sat in the bleachers at Pleasantville High School, said Pleasantville Police Chief Sean Riggins.

The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. during a playoff game between the Camden Panthers and the Pleasantville Greyhounds, Riggins said.

Riggins did not identify the man and the juvenile who were shot, but said they are working with their families to make sure they receive the medical attention. Riggins said they are both still alive.

Earlier reports from local media had said an unidentified woman was carried out the stands on a stretcher and onto the field by paramedics while they waited for another ambulance to arrive.

“We are receiving information regarding exactly what happened and who is involved however obviously this is an ongoing investigation and at this time we are not prepared to release any information on that,” Riggins said during a short news conference following the shooting. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating, along with police.

A statement from the Camden City School District said no Camden High School students “were injured or otherwise harmed.”

Pleasantville is about seven miles (11 kilometers) southeast of Atlantic City.

Videos posted to Twitter show people hitting the ground, running from the bleachers and jumping over chain-link fences as the gunfire erupted. Several gunshots can be heard on the video.

“I heard the gunshots,” Pleasantville football player Ernest Holland, 17, said in a Twitter clip. “We started all running for this fence and tried to run inside the gym.”