NewsNational News


Two people injured in shooting near high school football game in Florida

Posted at 7:06 PM, Aug 17, 2018

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Two people were shot Friday evening during a football game at Palm Beach Central High School in Florida.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, one of the victims was located on the school property. The second victim was transported to a local hospital by a friend. 

Officials say both victims are currently being treated at area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown. Gender and ages of the victims have not been confirmed at this time. 

Initial reports from district personnel indicated the shots seem to have come from outside the stadium, the school district said. Details on this remain under investigation. 

Dwyer student-athletes boarded the bus and were escorted back to Dwyer High School, according to Kathy Burstein with the School District of Palm Beach County. 

Unaccompanied students were picked up in the school's bus loop. 

There were a number of law enforcement officers on site. All students are safe, no students are reported injured, according to a tweet from PBCSD.

School district officials present at the football game, including school police, school principal, assistant principals and many others do not report any kind of student altercation prior to shots being fired and no student disruptions leading up to shots being fired were reported either, said Burstein. 

All district outdoor activities, sporting events, and practices are canceled for the weekend, including third-party rentals of athletic fields, according to the school district. 

Suspect information and motive are unknown at this time. The shooter is still not in custody, officials say. 

PBSO says this is not an active shooter situation. 

Palm Beach County School Board Police have requested PBSO Violent Crimes Division to assume the shooting investigation.