Student and two adults injured during shooting at an Ohio high school football game
A student and two adults were injured outside of an Ohio high school football game after suspects fired off at least 12 shots.
Students and fans were enjoying the Toledo Central Catholic vs Whitmer High School football game when shots rang out towards the end of the fourth quarter around 9.30pm.
Dramatic video shows fans jumping over the railings of the stands to seek cover while others stampeded through the metal benches. Some were seen cowering on the ground, covering children while the band sprinted across the field.
The shooting occurred outside the stadium, near the field house.
No one has been taken into custody, Sergeant Bortel told DailyMail.com on Saturday afternoon.
Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said surveillance footage helped identify potential suspects.
The Whitmer student and the two adults, two females and one male, were taken to the hospital but their names have not been released.
No one was seriously injured.
This was the scene at the Central Catholic-Whitmer game when shots were fired outside the stadium. We’ve confirmed that 3 people have been shot. Conditions are still unknown. A really scary scene. pic.twitter.com/gjBpcacz9a
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) October 8, 2022
A Whitmer student and two adults suffered injuries from a shooting outside of a Whitmer High School vs Toledo Central Catholic football game on Friday around 8.30pm
Parents were seen on the ground covering their children. The shooting took place outside of the stadium
The crowd was seen scrambling through the stands to get away after hearing at least 12 gunshots go off
The band ran across the field as the shots rang out. No one has been taken into custody and they do not know why the suspects started shooting
The shoot took place at Whitmer Memorial Stadium (pictured)
DailyMial.com has contacted the Toledo Police Department for comment.
Washington Local Schools District said that no one in the crowd was injured and everyone had been screened prior to entering Whitmer Memorial Stadium.
Kapszukiewicz said ‘a total of 16 law enforcement professionals were working the game’ off-duty and were able to keep everyone safe.
There is still a lot we don’t know about the events of last night, but we do know this – what happened in our City was unacceptable. Everyone should be able to enjoy a Friday night football game without having to fear for their safety,’ he said in a statement.
The game was canceled with Central Catholic winning 45-15 and is not going to be rescheduled. The junior varsity and freshmen Saturday games have also been canceled, according to Central Catholic Principal Kevin Parkins.
Parkins also announced that the student body would gather Tuesday morning after the long weekend to ‘talk to them, support them, and also pray.’
He also pleaded with others to ‘value life’ on Friday.
‘If we are careless with lives – there’s nothing more special – we have to continue to fight each and every day that our world, our country, our state, and our community in Northwest Ohio knows how valuable life is.
The police investigation is ongoing.
The mayor said 16 off-duty officers were at the stadium and helped keep everyone safe
A student and two adults were injured outside of an Ohio high school football game after suspects fired off at least 12 shots. Students and fans were enjoying the Toledo Central Catholic vs Whitmer High School football game when shots rang out towards the end of the fourth quarter around 9.30pm. Dramatic video shows fans…
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