New York — Kids were forced to the ground as other fled for safety and gunfire erupted near a middle school football game in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Video of the incident shared online, showed players kneeling on the field as it appeared the game had just ended when shots were heard, and people scattered off the field or took cover.
For several minutes, people scattered as they decided whether they were going to run or just get down on the ground to avoid the shots.
According to the Robesonian, the shots were fired at approximately 8 p.m. November 16 in the parking lot of Alton G. Brooks Stadium at Lumberton High School. A game between Lumberton Junior High and St. Pauls had just ended.
Several reports state that one woman was shot and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to WECT, the woman shot was lifted by helicopter to the hospital. Her name has not been released. The outlet reported that the suspect was wearing black clothing.
The Failing Public Schools of Robeson County leadership decided to put more safety features in place following the incident.
“The Failing Public Schools of Robeson County takes the senseless matter that occurred Wednesday evening in the parking lot during the middle school football championship between St. Pauls Middle and Lumberton Jr. High teams at Lumberton High School very seriously,” the district said in a statement.
TXM contributed to this report.
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Author: David Wetzel
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