Shooting at Pleasantville N.J. high school football game injures at least 2, one a child

At least two people were hurt when shots were fired during a high school football playoff game in Pleasantville Friday night between Pleasantville High School and Camden High School, authorities said.

Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle told NBC that one of the people shot was a child.

The Pleasantville Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said they are investigating a shooting at the game, which was suspended following the shooting.

Pleasantville Shooting

Kevin Minnick

A Pleasantville police officer stands guard at the crime scene following the shooting in the bleachers.

“Pop, pop, pop. At least have a dozen shots in Pleasantville bleachers,” NJ Advance Media reporter Kevin Minnick tweeted during the game.

“With approximately five minutes left in the third quarter, I heard multiple gunshots coming from the Pleasantville bleachers. At that point, everyone was just screaming to get down,” Minnick said moments later.

“Fans scrambled, and there was a lot of screaming. I’ve been doing this for better than 30 years and this is the first time I’ve experienced something like this first hand,” he said.

EMTs were seen attending to people in the Pleasantville bleachers and two ambulances were seen driving off the field.

“It happened over there on the other side, in the Pleasantville bleachers,” Camden Athletic Director Mark Phillipes said. “I don’t know what happened, but they said a couple of kids got hit.”

Camden Schools said in a tweet: “We are able to confirm that no Camden High students were injured or otherwise harmed during the incident.”

Chris Sheldon may be reached at csheldon@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrisrsheldon Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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