Two people were wounded, including a young girl, when a gunman opened fire at a pee-wee football game in Texas, according to a report.
The gunman fired as many as 30 shots into the crowd, sending parents scrambling in the bleachers and players running for cover on the field about 4 p.m. on Saturday, NBC affiliate WKXAS reported.
The station said the shooting was tied to a fight earlier in the game, when the parent of one young player got upset and called her older son — the suspected shooter — who showed up and allegedly opened fire.
“Everybody in the bleachers, they dropped in the bleachers and everyone ran everywhere,” said football mom Damber Walker. “Kids on the field were running. Coaches were running.”
The shooter, who remained on the loose Sunday, showed up during the third quarter of a game between the Fort Worth Longhorns and the 81G Bulldogs
“He was shooting at our sideline,” Longhorns coach Jonathan Cunningham told the outlet. “He was standing at the top of the hill. You could see him pointing down shooting directly at the kids.”
“So, we checked on our players, our kids, making sure everyone was OK,” he said. “That’s when we noticed one of our parents was shot.”
The woman was struck in the leg, and a girl was grazed in the back, police said. Both were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, the outlet reported.