Pop Warner Event Canceled After Reported Gunfire

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New Haven Register (Connecticut)


MILFORD - A team of young football players and cheerleaders from Milford never got to play Sunday after reported gunfire led to a cancellation of the day's games in Rhode Island.

Tom Dillon, president of the the Milford Eagles Pop Warner, said two adult men were arguing on the stairs in front of a school in Providence where teams of youth were scheduled to play in football when one "took a gun and fired it in the air."

Dillon was not on scene, but he said what was reported to teams is that the dispute had nothing to do with anyone affiliated with Pop Warner.

"Everyone is safe, nobody was injured and certainly none of our kids or the two agitators were injured either to my knowledge," he said.

Dillon said that the reported gunfire took place before the first game of the day, and all games were subsequently canceled and teams headed home.

NBC 10 News in Providence reported that police received multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Hope High School around 10:45 a.m. The field was "very crowded," according to the report.

The news station reported no arrests were made immediately.

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