Shooting At High School Football Game Injures Multiple Teens In Mobile, Alabama

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A view of Mobile, Alabama’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where nine people were shot at a high school football game Friday night.
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Police in Mobile, Ala. have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a shooting incident that injured 10 teenagers at a high school football game Friday evening. The suspect has been charged with nine counts of attempted murder.

According to a statement from the Mobile Police Department, the shooting occurred at approximately 9:25 p.m. on Friday night at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. Nine people were shot, and according to the Associated Press, one additional person had a seizure shortly after the shooting. The department said none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

In a press conference on Saturday, police chief Lawrence Battiste said of the nine victims who had been hospitalized, six had been released and three remained in local hospitals.

The police department said the arrested suspect, Deangelo Parnell, turned himself in on Saturday morning. On Friday night, Battiste said two people had been detained for questioning and it was not known whether they were involved in the shooting.

Battiste added on Saturday that his department’s investigation was still in early stages. He said it was not known, for example, how the shooter may have gotten a gun. Battiste also asked “those family members that had knowledge or have knowledge that may cause people in our community harm” to come forward with information.

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