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Report: Shooting At High School Football Game Left 1 Dead, 2 Injured

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A tragic scene unfolded Friday night as a shooting erupted following a high school football game in Florida. The shooting left one man dead and two more people injured.

According to a report from the Florida Times-Union, the football game had ended when one man was killed and two teenagers were shot following an altercation. The two teenagers are reportedly in stable condition.

The game between Raines and Lee was stopped briefly in the second half after a disturbance behind the Lee sideline. The game resumed after a break of several minutes, though its unknown if the disturbance was related to the shooting.

Here's more from the report:

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office director Ron Lendvay, joined by two ATF agents, confirmed that one young man was dead and a teenage boy and girl had been shot and were in stable condition at the hospital. He said about 4,000 people were leaving the stadium when the shooting occurred around 10 p.m. on a sidewalk outside the field near the school entrance.

Lendvay also released a statement describing the alleged suspect. "The best information we have so far is that we have a single black male shooter, and we are working to get a more refined description," Lendvay said in a statement.

He went on to describe the events that unfolded late Friday night. "During the game there were some disturbances and fights that took place as it was winding to a close, so we will be investigating whether or not that factored in to it. It’s just too early to say if that’s directly affecting this."

[Florida Times-Union]