A Thursday night junior varsity high school football game in Forth Worth was marred by a shooting, which police later determined was gang related.
As reported by Dallas-Fort Worth Fox affiliate KDFW, a shooting that occurred during Thursday night’s JV contest between Dunbar and Eastern Hills was directly related to gang activity. One 18-year-old was struck by a bullet in the altercation, which occurred during the third period of the game at Dunbar High.
Witnesses at the scene cited 12-15 shots fired, after which an 18-year-old was found shot in the hip lying in the stadium parking lot.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he is expected to recover. Meanwhile, the game itself was swiftly abandoned as the Eastern Hills team was rushed to its buses to ensure the players’ safety before all was learned about the shooting outside the stadium. The remainder of the game will not be made up.
KDFW reported that an argument unfolded between the men before the shooting. No student from either school was reportedly injured in the shooting, which police officials quickly deemed was likely gang related.