A deadly shooting took place outside an Orlando high school football game that left 1 dead and 2 others injured. Read on to know more about the scary shooting in the Jones High School parking lot that left the community stunned.
High school football players fell to the field amidst the voice of the shots. Players were seen fleeing to the locker room while the viewers were rushing out of the stadium. The shooting brought a halt to the Jones and Wekiva playoff game.
Deadly Shooting in the Jones High School Football Field Parking
A fatal shooting took place outside of an Orlando-area high school football game. The shooting happened at around 8:22 PM on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Jones High School Athletic Complex when a playoff game between Jones High and Wekiva High was going on.
The gunshots were heard from the parking lot and the crowd as well as the players panicked. Orlando police officers were serving extra duty at the place and were able to get the situation under control.
Upon reaching the northern portion of the football field, the officers found two men with gunshot wounds. They were rushed to the hospital. One man was pronounced dead at the scene while the other got treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
A couple of hours later, officers found another victim of the shooting who took himself to the hospital. He was discovered at around 10:30 PM.
Who was the person killed in Orlando High School Football Game Shooting?
The police haven’t released details about the person killed in the Jones High Football Game shooting in Orlando. According to the reports, the person has been identified and his family has been notified about the tragedy.
The people injured have also been identified and they are locals. None of the people involved are related to either of the high schools participating in the game as per the reports. We will update this section when the police share more details.
Did the Police Catch the Suspects of Orlando High School Football Game Shooting?
Orlando Police have detained four juveniles and another person related to the Orlando High School football game shooting. The police believe that the suspects have been taken into custody and charges will be filed soon.
“We believe we have a possible suspect in custody. At the time, we do not know their affiliation with either of the schools. This is an ongoing investigation,” Orlando Police Department said in a statement.
The police also confirmed that there is no threat to the public in the area right now. The situation is completely under control as of midnight.
What was the motive behind the shooting?
The motive behind the deadly shooting is unknown at this time as the investigation is going on. The initial reports claim that an altercation took place between two groups that led to one group firing shots at the other one.
All of this happened in the parking lot of the football field and left a person dead while two others were injured. This also triggered panic inside the stadium as emergency responders had to provide chest compressions and breathing assistance to many in the aftermath.
Orange County Public Schools provided the following statement in connection with the shooting:
“We are extremely saddened by the tragic event that occurred Saturday evening during the Jones and Wekiva football game. This is an ongoing police investigation and we are working closely with OPD to help bring resolution. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been impacted.”
This is the 36th shooting incident at a football game this Fall. The times ahead look really scary. We’ll keep adding updates to this story as they are released by the officers.