Alvin Wyatt, 31, from Atlantic City, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and two gun counts in connection with a shooting at a football match at New Jersey High School on Friday
Six men were indicted after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game, in which a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured and players and the crowded crowd fled in panic.
Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the Friday night shooting and was accused of finding a gun on him when the emergency services came to the rescue, the authorities said. He is in a stable state and will undergo surgery.
The 10-year-old remained in critical condition on Sunday after being hit in the neck. He is being treated at Cooper Medical Center, under the care of doctors with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
A 15-year-old boy was being treated for a scrape.
The shooting took place in the stands of a Friday night play-off game between the Camden Panthers and the Greyhounds of Pleasantville.
Michael Mack, 27, left, and Tyrell Dorn, 28, right, all of Atlantic City has been accused of unlawful possession of a weapon
Shahid Dixon, 27, left, from Atlantic City and Vance Golden, 26, right, from Pleasantville are also accused of unlawful possession of a weapon
Fans and football players were able to take cover when a firefight broke out during the third quarter of a New Jersey high school football match on Friday night
Game participants leave after the shots ended Friday at a playoff game at Pleasantville-Camden high school in Pleasantville, New Jersey
Authorities said it didn't seem that one of the accused men had any connection with the game.
& # 39; Our community will not be held hostage by some idiots who want to jeopardize our safety and that of our children & # 39 ;, prosecutor Damon Tyner said in Atlantic News in a press release.
Tyner said the shooting & # 39; small revenge against each other & # 39; used to be.
Abdullah was the target in the shooting, according to police, and has been accused of unlawful possession of a gun.
At least six shots could be heard from the stands. Fans were seen running away and jumping on fences to get to safety after the gunfire broke out
Referees and players who were on the field could flatten themselves on the ground
Alvin Wyatt, 31, of Atlantic City, was charged with three counts of attempted murder and two weapon counts. He is said to have shot Abdullah and the two children.
He was captured on the soccer field shortly after the shooting by a Pleasantville officer who was part of the game's security detail.
He was held on the west side of the end zone, about 75 meters from where the shooting took place, while he tried to flee the scene.
Three other men are confronted with weapons loads and a fourth with weapons and eluting attacks.
Michael Mack, 27, Tyrell Dorn, 28, Shahid Dixon, 27, all of Atlantic City and Vance Golden, 26, of Pleasantville have been accused of unlawful possession of a weapon and certain individuals not to own a weapon.
& # 39; We are currently investigating their relationship with the actual incident that occurred here, & # 39; said Pleasantville Police Captain Matt Hartman at a press conference.
When the shots sounded, the spectators panicked and some players rushed a fence to flee the field.
Witnesses said at least half a dozen shots were fired from the stands.
First responders would have appeared on the field quickly. They brought a man and a boy, about 10 years old, to the hospital in a serious condition
Authorities can be seen here searching the stands for evidence after the game was suspended and the area secured
Pleasantville police search the stands after the shooting that took place during a football match
Some children were separated from their parents, and other parents held children tightly to prevent them from being run over by those fleeing, according to Jonathan Diego, who was playing in Pleasantville, just outside of Atlantic City.
& # 39; It was chaos, people were literally running away in waves, & # 39; said Diego, who helped coach a Pleasantville youth football team that was involved in a match where three people were shot and wounded in 2005. All survived. The same team was practicing in 2015 when a spectator was shot but survived.
Diego said his friend, a retired paramedic, gave first aid to the young boy who was shot.
& # 39; He applied pressure to the little boy's wounds in his neck and tried to slow the bleeding until the ambulance could come, & # 39; said Diego.
Police, firefighters, emergency services who were both in and out of service, came to the aid of players, parents and spectators who sought cover
The police are investigating the scene after a shooter shot at a crowd of people on Pleasantville High
Mayor Pleasantville Jesse L. Tweedle Sr., center right, and police chief Pleasantville Sean Riggin, left, hold a press conference to inform the media about what happened
Jersey Sports Zone, who was there to defeat the game, reported that at least six shots were fired in the stands and that police officers, guards and emergency services were running fast to the stands.
In video of the game, obtained by 6 ABC, multiple recordings can be heard when people scream in the stands and seek cover.
On the pitch, players and referees stop midway through the game, look at the stands and then spin and run. Others pressed against the field.
& # 39; We just heard the gunshots, and we all started running, & # 39; Pleasantville, 17 years old, told Ernest Howard. Philadelphia researcher, adding that the players & # 39; did not return & # 39; as they ran through a hole in the fence to the gym.
The Camden team was meanwhile pushed back in their bus and driven away as quickly as possible.
Officials said the game will resume on a neutral field on Tuesday, without spectators allowed.
Mayor Pleasantville Jesse L. Tweedle Sr. holds a press conference after the shooting
Pleasantville Mayor Jesse L. Tweedle Sr., left and Pleasantville police commander, Sean Riggin, hold a press conference following the shooting where players and spectators rushed to cover on Friday
New Jersey Government, Phil Murphy, deplored the violence.
& # 39; Last night was a grim reminder that no community is immune to gun violence and that we should never give up our efforts to prevent such futile acts & # 39 ;, Murphy said Saturday.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G Tyner issued a statement on Saturday morning:
& # 39; I want to thank the Pleasantville police and the many emergency services that helped the victims and the police in identifying and locating those responsible for causing chaos at the Pleasantville High School football match. Unlike some of the shootings that took place on school grounds throughout the country, this incident had nothing to do with the students from Pleasantville High School or Camden High School.
& # 39; The location simply offered criminals the opportunity to pursue their own form of minor revenge. As a result, an innocent child was caught and wounded in their crossfire. Our community will not be taken hostage by a few idiots who want to jeopardize our safety and that of our children. & # 39;
Tyner told NJ.com that the game & # 39; was the most visited high school football game for this school in years, so there are many witnesses to the incident currently being interviewed & # 39 ;.
Matt Hartman, police captain for the Pleasantville police, speaks at a press conference at Pleasantville High School
Camden High School football players run Park Blvd. in Camden, N.J., when they return to their soccer field and changing room on Friday evening
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