Mobile, Alabama, high school football game shooting: what we know

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“Ladd Peebles Stadium, City of Mobile” is spelled out in red letters on the side of the arena.Mobile, Alabama’s Ladd Peebles Stadium, the site of the shooting. | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Ten people were injured at the game. At least six were shot. Police have made one arrest.

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Ten teenagers were injured Friday night during a shooting at a high school football game in Mobile, Alabama. According to the Associated Press, at least six of the injured had been shot, and one appears to have had a seizure after the shooting began.

Saturday morning, police arrested Deangelo Parnell, 17, and charged him with nine counts of attempted murder.

The shooting took place during a football game between Lillie B. Williamson High School and John L. LeFlore Magnet High School at Ladd-Peebles Stadium following a fight. Officers were on duty when the shooting began.

The victims range in age from 15 to 18. Their injuries were not life-threatening, according to Steven Millhouse, a spokesperson for the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson told reporters Saturday that new security protocols will go into effect at the stadium immediately, saying, “You will see enhanced security as you enter stadiums this coming Friday.”

Here’s what we know, and don’t, so far.

What we know

  • Ten people, all between the ages of 15 and 18, were injured during a shooting at a high school football game in Mobile, Alabama, Friday night.
  • Deangelo Parnell, 17, has been arrested and charged with nine counts of attempted murder.
  • At least six of the victims were shot. One of the wounded is believed to have sustained their injuries from a seizure that was triggered after the shooting began.
  • Five of the victims were in critical condition following the shooting; however, none of the victims had life-threatening injuries.
  • Six of the wounded were released from the hospital Saturday; three were still being treated as of Saturday evening.
  • On Saturday, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson released a statement via Twitter about the shooting, thanking first responders, and calling on the community to “get the guns out of the hands of our youth.”
  • Stimpson later told reporters Saturday that new security protocols will go into effect at the stadium immediately, saying, “You will see enhanced security as you enter stadiums this coming Friday.”

What we don’t know

  • The motive of the shooter.
  • The names of the victims.

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