A scary situation occurred Friday night during a high school football game being played between Whitmer High School and Central Catholic.
As the action unfolded on the pitch, shots suddenly rang out, sending the crowd, players and coaches scrambling for safety amid a chaotic swarm of confusion.
Friday Night Football in America: Gunfire erupts during a high school football game in Toledo, Ohio. There are at least three victims.
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According to a report from the Toledo Police Department, three people were shot outside the stadium – two women and a man. The victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Affiliate ABC WTVG.
At the time of this update, no suspects have been apprehended.
Washington Local Schools Superintendent Kadee Anstadt released a statement following the incident.
“We are deeply saddened that a fun rivalry tonight was disrupted by an act of violence in the streets surrounding our event. What we know at this time is limited and we won’t speculate until we have more An event like this is every school district’s worst nightmare, and we ask that you keep Central and Whitmer in your thoughts as we work to come to terms with this horrific act,” Anstadt said.
According to a police report, the victims have been identified — USA TODAY HSS does not release the names of the adults — and includes a 17-year-old student from Whitmer High School.
All three should make a full recovery.
In regards to this Friday night shooting, which occurred around 9:50 p.m. during the fourth quarter of the game between Whitmer High School and Central Catholic, the investigation is ongoing, with no suspects at this time.
“Currently, we have no one in custody,” TPD public information officer Lt. Paul Davis said. “Detectives are following leads, checking surveillance videos, interviewing witnesses.”
A photo of a possible suspicious vehicle has been published, according to wtol.com.