At least four people were injured Friday night during a shooting at a high school football game in Oklahoma. According to authorities, a police officer was forced to fire his gun during the incident and the number of shooters is still unknown.
Officers responded to an emergency call about a shooting around 10:30 p.m. in a game at Choctaw High School against City High School, Choctaw Police Chief Kelly Marshall said.
The victims were taken to an area hospital. In addition to the victims of the shooting, police have claimed that one person is recovering from a broken leg due to the confusion that the altercation created.
It has also been confirmed that among the gunshot wounded there is at least one student. However, the police have not yet been able to confirm the ages of the victims or if the rest were also students.
Eyewitnesses to the events provided police with a description of one of the suspects, who fled the scene and is still not in custody. Although the number of possible shooters is unknown, the first police investigations confirm that there were two flashes seen during the shooting.
Del City Police Chief Loyd Berger said off-duty local officers were present during the game and one of them fired his weapon. "A Del City officer was involved in the shooting," Berger said, adding that the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office will investigate the officer's involvement in the shooting.
The sheriff's office will assist in the investigation, as will the highway patrol and other community policing agencies.