Six men, including one of the injured victims, have been charged in conjunction with a shooting at a high school football game in South Jersey on Friday night, authorities stated.
The 27-year-old man initially one of two injured, identified as Ibn Abdullah, is in critical condition at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus.
He has been charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, which is a first degree offense since he has a previous conviction for robbery, and certain persons not permitted to possess a handgun, authorities stated.
Abdullah was the target in the shooting, according to police.
Thirty-one-year-old Alvin Wyatt of Atlantic City, who authorities said shot Abdullah and the two children, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Four other men, according the prosecutor’s office, were at the game and later arrested.
Michael Mack, 27, Tyrell Dorn, 28, Shahid Dixon, 27, all of Atlantic City and Vance Golden, 26, of Pleasantville have each been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon.
Dixon is also charged with eluding.
The shooting, which transpired during the third quarter of a playoff game between the Camden Panthers and the Pleasantville Greyhounds, critically injured a 10-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man. A 15-year-old boy sustained a graze wound and was treated at the hospital and released.
Officials stated about half a dozen bullets were fired from the stands during the third quarter of the game, local news station NBC Philadelphia reports.
A boy was reportedly shot while sitting in the bleachers and has since been carried to a local hospital. A second individual was injured and brought off the field by an ambulance.
Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle authenticated to the station that one of the victims was a child.
The Newark office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweeted that federal agents were responding to the incident.