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Gunfire erupts at high school football game in New Jersey, at least 3 wounded

Terrifying footage shows players and spectators running for cover

Image source: WPVI--TV video screenshot

A high school football game in Pleasantville, New Jersey, was interrupted by gunfire Friday night, leaving at least three people wounded — including a young boy.

What are the details?

Terrifying footage of the incident was shared online by WPVI-TV videographer Mike Nik, showing players and referees running for cover as the bleachers emptied amid the chaos.

According to the outlet, a young boy was shot while sitting in the stands and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. His condition is not known. The Cherry Hill Courier-Post reported that one victim was a 10-year-old child according to initial reports. The investigation is ongoing.

The shots began at around 9:00 p.m. in the third quarter of the game between Pleasantville and Camden High School. NJ Advance Media reporter Kevin Minnick, who was covering the game, tweeted during the incident: "Pop, pop, pop. At least half a dozen shots in Pleasantville bleachers."

Camden School District spokeswoman Alisha Brown told the Courier-Post that all Camden High School students and players were "safe on the bus and are headed home."

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Police told NJ.com they could not immediately provide further details. It was unclear whether any suspects had been identified or if anyone was taken into custody.

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