At least 10 teens injured in shooting at Alabama high school football game

At least 10 teens were injured Friday night after a shooting at a high school football game in Alabama, police said.

Gunfire broke out at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., after a game between Leflore and Williamson high schools had ended, local station WKRG reported.

Police said the victims, all between ages 15 and 18, were taken to local hospitals, according to the outlet. About half of them are in critical condition with non-life-threatening injuries, WKRG reported.

Authorities said later Saturday morning that they arrested Deangelo Parnell, 17, in connection with the shooting. Parnell is charged with nine counts of attempted murder, police told WKRG.

Police are questioning witnesses as they continue to investigate the shooting.


Witnesses said a fight broke out in the stands several minutes before the game ended, but it is unclear whether the fight had anything to do with the gunfire.

"Why are the young people bringing this type of violence to public events? They’re bringing their beefs that they have with each other in neighborhoods, and they are putting other people in harm’s way," Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told reporters. "This is unacceptable for people not to be able to come out and enjoy an event."

Battise told parents to call local hospitals if their children were at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and are not at home.

The police chief said authorities will ensure the suspects are prosecuted.

Updated 8:48 a.m.