The losing coach at a teen basketball game in Southwest Philadelphia fired a gun at the opposing coach, police said.
The league is for 14 to 16 year olds in the neighborhood. police told The Philadelphia Inquirer. About 70 people were in the gym at the time of the incident. No one was hurt in the shooting.
The coach, 26, started arguing with members of the crowd in the second half when his team started losing. When the opposing coach, 45, tried to intervene, the younger coach pulled a gun from his waistband and fired, police said.
“By the grace of God, no one was struck by the gunfire,” Southwest Lt. John Walker said. “When the gun went off, everyone ran from the rec center.”
The coach left the scene after the incident. Police are working with the district attorney’s office to obtain a warrant for his arrest.