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Gunshots Ring Out During High School Football Game, Sending Fans and Players Running for Cover

"You hate to see anything like that happen."

Image source: ESPN

A high school football game ended early after a series of gunshots had fans and football players alike diving for cover.

According to the Miami Herald, the playoff game was called off with 2:58 minutes remaining. As gunshots were heard, fans screamed and began to flee. Football coaches reportedly frantically yelled and waved at the players to get down on the field.

ESPN reported that it was unclear whether the shots were from inside or outside of the stadium.

The Miami Herald reported that police were called and dealt with fans in the stands as the stadium and field was cleared of any personnel.

According to WSVN-TV, no injuries were reported as of yet, but police did take five suspects into custody.

“You hate to see anything like that happen, but luckily it seems like no one was hurt,” Central football coach Roland Smith told the Miami Herald after the game.

Central beat Carol City 36-8 during the playoff game.  

North Miami has been riddled with shootings involving teenagers, according to WSVN. Five out of eight students from Miami Northwestern Senior High School shot this year alone have died.

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