Teen Arrested After High School Football Game Shooting | Athletic Business

Teen Arrested After High School Football Game Shooting

Police in Mobile, Ala., arrested a 17-year-old boy Saturday morning, hours after he allegedly shot nine people at a high school football game the night before.

As reported by CBS affiliate WKRG in Mobile, Deangelo Parnell surrendered to police and was charged with nine counts of attempted murder. Parnell allegedly pulled the gun during a fight in the concourse of Mobile's Ladd Peebles Stadium near the end of a game between Williamson High School and LeFlore, where Parnell is enrolled as a student. According to Mobile police chief Lawrence Battiste, Parnell began "indiscriminately shooting," hitting and injuring nine individuals aged 15 to 47. A 10th individual reportedly suffered a seizure.

Investigators have reviewed surveillance video, which clearly shows the 17-year-old suspect firing the shots, according to Battiste. Police believe Parnell was the only shooter, but the police chief said investigators believe there are adults who knew something would be happening at the game. Battiste urged adults to come forward with information in such situations.

Mobile police will review stadium security early this week at Ladd Peebles Stadium and other stadiums where high school football games are played.

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