Three people – including a young child – were shot dead during a youth football game at a California high school on Sunday.
A 6-year-old girl, a 30-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman were all shot when gunshots rang out in the stands of an Oakland Technical High School football field just before 1:20 a.m., the East Bay Times reported at appeal to the police.
The victims were among several hundred people watching a football game between a Fresno-area team and an Oakland 10-year youth league team when the balls flew.
EMS responded to the scene and took the 30-year-old man to a nearby hospital with two gunshot wounds to his feet and lower body, according to the local outlet.
The 6-year-old girl, whose family took her to a nearby house to call an ambulance, was also shot dead and taken to a hospital in stable condition, police later learned.
A few hours later, around 3 p.m., the 52-year-old woman, who sustained a gunshot wound to her leg in the same shooting, entered a third hospital, police told the East Bay Times.
A coach of one of the teams condemned the violence.
“It’s just sad that I heard those kids running and screaming, and you know when you see those kids’ faces and how they react to things like that, it gets worse,” Oakland Dynamites coach Quintrell Dotson told Pop Warner , opposite ABC 30 .
“Kids don’t deserve to see and witness things like that, kids don’t need to be that close when you come to these events, whatever shouldn’t even be happening out there in nature, so it just hurts that happened today .”
The suspect remains at large.
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