Shots fired near an Alabama High School football stadium on Friday night sent fans and players into a frenzy, but luckily, no one was injured and play was able to resume.
The gunfire erupted during Center Point High School and Mortimer Jordan High School game’s with about five minutes remaining.
According to Al.comCenter Point principal Van Phillips said he was standing in the north end zone when multiple shots rang out nearby.
“It was coming from the wood, but on the other side, on 27th Street we have confirmed,’’ Phillips said. “The PA announcer told everyone to get to the lowest point and remain calm.”
Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies already inside the stadium ran into the woods, and deputies in patrol cruisers responded to the area where the shots were believed to have been fired. Despite a quick and massive reaction, no suspects were immediately found.
Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway had been at the football game, but it wasn’t immediately clear if he was still there when the gunfire erupted. Mayor Tom Henderson also was in attendance in the stands. He said he followed protocol and got to the lowest point per the PA’s instructions.
Alabama gotta chill..