High school football game interrupted by shooting, postponed per report
A high school football game in Augusta, Georgia, was postponed last night after shots were fired near the stadium, per Will Cheney and Alexandra Koch of the Augusta Chronicle.
Thompson High School was leading 15-14 halfway through the third quarter when fans heard 12 gun shots outside of the stadium.
According to a press release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, earlier in the game, Richmond County Board of Education Public Safety officers responded to a fight on the visitors side of the stadium.
“Shortly thereafter, shots were reportedly fired near the gymnasium and subsequently it was found that two vehicles were struck by what appeared to be gunfire,” the release said.
No injuries were reported in the release. Two suspects were detained and three guns were seized according to the sheriff’s office.
RCSS Chief Public Relations officer Lynthia Ross believes that the shooting does not involved Richmond County students, but the investigation is still open.
The game will resume on Oct. 14, when both schools have a bye week.