One Dead, Four Injured in Shooting at High School Football Game

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A 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting at an Oklahoma high school football game on Friday. 

According to NBC News, gunshots erupted from the visitor side of the stadium at Choctaw High School during the third quarter of a game against Del City High School. 

Police said the incident began with an argument between at least two men in the stands. 


A 16-year-old who was not a student at Choctaw was shot in the groin area. He was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries. Four other people sustained injuries, including a 42-year-old man who was shot in the chest. The man is the ICU and in stable condition. 

A girl was shot in her thigh but was treated at the hospital and released. Two other girls suffered injuries while trying to flee the area. One had a broken wrist and the other had a broken leg. 

A police officer with the Choctaw Police Department reportedly discharged his firearm at the scene, which the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office is investigation. The Choctaw Police Department had five officers at the game for security purposes, as well as two Del City police officers. 

Two guns and eight rounds were recovered from the scene. 

In a joint statement, Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools Superintendent David Reid and Mid-Del Schools Superintendent Rick Cobb said both districts are working with police.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by tonight’s incident,” Reid and Cobb said in the statement released on Friday.

An investigation into the matter is ongoing. 



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