A 10-year-old boy is in serious condition later he was shot at a New Jersey high school football match on Friday night, and six people have been held in connection with the incident.
Alvin Wyatt, 31, has been filled with shooting the boy, who was hit in the neck, and another man — who was one of the six held. A 15-year-old boy underwent a graze wound, Fox 29 reported.
The gunshots sounded out at about 8:30 p.m., when the third quarter of a playoff game among the Camden Panthers and the Pleasantville Greyhounds in Pleasantville, touching off chaos as players and onlookers alike fled for cover.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner told the 10-year-old was flown to a children’s hospital in Philadelphia “with some serious wounds.”
Tyner said the event had no connection with the school or the game other than opening in the stadium, ABC 6 reported.
“The venue just presented an opportunity for criminals to proceed their own form of petty revenge against one another,” he said in a statement. “As a result, an innocent boy was caught and wounded in their crossfire. Our community will not be held hostage by a few idiots intent on risking our safety and the security of our children.”
Authorities said the guy who was shot — Ibn Abdullah, 27 — were targeted in the shooting. He was said to be in a stable state and was filled with unlawful possession of a handgun, according to Fox 29.
Wyatt has been filled with three counts of attempted murder, illegal possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an illicit purpose.
Michael Mack, 27; Tyrell Dorn, 28; Shahid Dixon, 27; and Vance Golden, 26, were filled with illegal possession of a weapon.