Football game shooting: Witness describes scene

Football game shooting: Witness describes scene


WE’RE GETTING READY TO GO OVER TO AMBER LIVE. TELL IS YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. HI, MY NAME IS LEVI WRITE LEVIWRIGHT AND I’M A JUNIOR. ALL RIGHT. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. WHAT DID YOU SEE OR WITNESS. I WITNESSED SOME INDIVIDUALS. I DIDN’T NECESSARILY KNOW — EXCUSE ME. I DON’T NECESSARILY KNOW EXACTLY WHO WAS DOING THE SHOOTING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. I DO KNOW IT TOOK PLACE THIS EVENING. I WAS ON THE SIDELINE LAFLORE SIDE. SHOOTING TOOK PLACE. WE HAD DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS GET SHOT THIS EVENING BUT STAND POSITIVE. Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. DID YOU SEE SOMETHING PRIOR TO IT HAPPENING LIKE A BIG COMMOTION BEFORE THE SHOTS OCCURRED OR WAS IT — DID IT KIND OF ALL JUST HAPPEN TOO FAST? IT KIND OF HAPPENED TOO FAST. I DID SEE SOME INDIVIDUALS, A CROWD KIND OF GATHERING TOGETHER BUT I WAS ON THE SIDELINE AGAIN AND THIS WAS AFTER THE FOOTBALL GAME. SO INDIVIDUALS GETTING IN THE PROCESS OF WALKING AND EXITING THE GAME. BUT I THINK WE — IT WAS JUST — IT WAS JUST CHAOTIC. CHAOTIC SITUATION TONIGHT. VERY CHAOTIC AND EVERYTHING HAPPENED SO FAST. ABSOLUTELY. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OUT OF THIS, BEING A PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE KIDS. THIS IS JUST SOMETHING YOU DON’T LIKE TO SEE END A FOOTBALL — FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME. NO THIS IS NOT THE WAY WE WANT TO SPEND FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IN MOBILE, ALABAMA. WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PARENTS AND LOVED ONES AND EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE KIDS WE WANT TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE KIDS. I WAS HERE LAST NIGHT FOR THAT GAME AND EVERYTHING WAS NICE AND NO PROBLEMS OR ANYTHING THAT WAS REPORTED TO MY KNOWING AS WELL AS TONIGHT BUT IT WAS JUST A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT. AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE OUR YOUTH TO BE POSITIVE AND BE SUPPORTIVE AND ENCOURAGE THEM AND COME IN AND SUPPORT OUR KIDS AND EVERYTHING IN THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY IT’S NICE TO SUPPORT ALL THE SCHOOLS. Reporter: NOW TEN PEOPLE INJURED. 6 PEOPLE SHOT. . YES, THAT WAS VERY SAD AND DISAPPOINTING. I’VE BEEN HERE THE ENTIRE TIME THROUGHOUT THE GAME, THROUGHOUT THE INCIDENT. CALMING KIDS DOWN AND TRYING TO BRING PEACE TO THE SITUATION AND TRYING TO REALLY GET A GOOD UNDERSTANDING. TALKING TO PARENTS AND OTHER DIFFERENT LOVED ONES ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON AND TAKING PLACE AND ENSURE THAT EVERYTHING AND THE POLICE ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO GET THE MATTER SOLVED. Reporter: MOVING FORWARD WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE — I REALLY — I’M JUST REALLY STILL AT SHOCK ABOUT THE SITUATION. SO I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY AT THE SCENE AND STUDYING AND DOING RESEARCH EXACTLY ON WHAT OCCURRED TONIGHT. WE MIGHT HAVE TO GO, I DON’T KNOW MIGHT HAVE TO GO INTO SEARCHING STUDENTS AND MAKING SURE NO GUNS ARE ENTERED INTO THE STADIUM. WE MIGHT HAVE TO INCREASE POLICE ATTENDANCE, MAKING SURE WE HAVE MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MAYBE UNDER COVER POLICE OFFICERS IN THE STANDS AND I HOPE WE DON’T HAVE TO GET TO THAT. AND I HOPE THAT WE AS PARENTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS GET INVOLVED AND KIND OF RALLY TOGETHER TO BRING US ALL TOGETHER BECAUSE THESE ARE OUR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES. Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. JUST DESCRIBE IT TO US, THE SCENE AND WHAT YOU HEARD. THE SCENE, BASICALLY I WAS ON THE SIDELINE. BOTH OF THE FOOTBALL TEAMS WERE GREETING THEMSELVES. THE PLAYERS WERE GREETING THEMSELVES. THE PRINCIPAL WAS MAKING AN ANNOUNCEMENT INFORMING THE INDIVIDUALS THAT BOTH BANDS WILL PLAY AND AFTER THAT THEY WILL PRESENT THE TROPHY, THE LEVI WASHINGTON TROPHY BECAUSE THIS WAS A SPECIAL NIGHT BECAUSE WE HAD DIFFERENT LEADERS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM TO BE HONORED IN THEIR MEMORY OUT OF THE BLUE WE STARTED HEARING GUNSHOTS, MAYBE FIVE TO SIX ROUNDS. THE CROWD WENT CHAOTIC. CHAOTIC. PEOPLE, KIDS CRYING. EVERYTHING WE EVEN HAD A YOUNG MAN ON THE SIDE OF THE FIELD JUST WENT INTO SHOCK. JUST — I TRIED TO BRING CALM TO HIM AND MAKE SURE HE DIDN’T HARM HIMSELF PUTTING HIM ON HIS SIDE AND IT WAS JUST CHAOTIC AND I JUST WISH THAT IT DID NOT OCCUR. I WISH IT DIDN’T HAPPEN BUT IF I HAD THE POWER TO GO BACK AND

2 thoughts on “Football game shooting: Witness describes scene

  1. AMERICA! FOCK YAAAAH!
    If the shooters were white, this would get national attention as a "racist mass shooting" with outrage and protest.
    As the shooters were not, this will be classified as "business as usual in Mobile" and people will just shake their heads, shrug, and wonder how many will get shot at next week's games.
    Certain people are not being held accountable for creating these sociopaths…

  2. From what he said it’s likely a fight broke out with youths and one produced an illegal firearm. And a increased police presence is always good idea I support. Some things I don’t think there’s a solution too. Just to be better prepared. And these kids didn’t care about anything they shot with women and children around likely some of there own family members.. it’s a problem with up bringing and accountability. They need something to look forward too, a future they don’t want to tarnish. Hopelessness will almost always turn into anger and hate.

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