Three individuals were shot during a high school football game.
On Saturday, three people were shot at a high school football game in the United States, prompting police to search for answers.
Saturday AEDT, three people were shot during a high school football game in Toledo, Ohio, according to local police.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. local time, during a football game between Whitmer High School and Central Catholic, gunshots were heard throughout the venue, prompting spectators in the stands to flee for the exits.
Saturday, footage of the terrifying incident circulated on social media, showing adults shielding children in the stadium with their bodies.
Lieutenant Paul Davis of the Toledo Police Department confirmed that two suspects were in custody, while the current condition of the three victims is unknown.
In a later statement, Washington Local Schools confirmed that one of the victims was a Whitmer High School student.
“A violent act occurred outside the stadium during tonight’s football game between Central Catholic and Whitmer,” read the statement.
“At this time, we know that three people, including two adults and one Whitmer student, were shot and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
No guests were injured during the evacuation, and we are incredibly proud of our students, staff, Whitmer fans, and Central Catholic guests.
Two of the victims were transported to ProMedica Toledo Hospital, while the third was rushed to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, according to The Toledo Blade.
The Toledo Blade reported that a witness told police that two individuals wearing black ski masks fired the shots.
Washington Local Schools superintendent Kadee Anstadt said in a statement, “We are deeply saddened that a friendly rivalry tonight was interrupted by a violent act in the streets surrounding our event.”
“Our current knowledge is limited, and we will refrain from speculating until additional information becomes available.
“An incident such as this is every school district’s worst nightmare, so please keep Central and Whitmer in your thoughts as we investigate this heinous act.”