Shooting During Jeannette, Imani Christian Football Game Forces Evacuation


LIVE FROM THE KDKA BROADCAST CENTER IN PITTSBURGH , THIS IS KDKA NEWS AT 11. THE GAME WAS AND IS EARLY AND McKIE STADIUM WAS EVACUATED. PAM IS LIVE AT THE SCENE AND WHAT CAN YOU TELL US, PAM? THIS IS A VERY ACTIVE SCENE HERE OUTSIDE OF McKIE STADIUM HERE IN JEANETTE, THE KEY STADIUM IS JEANETTE’S HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUM, HOME TO THE JAYHAWKS, BUT IT IS NOT ACTUALLY AT THE SCHOOL ITSELF, IT REMAINS AN ACTIVE SCENE RIGHT NOW. WE ARE AT THE TOP OF PARK STREET, PARK STREET RUNS ALONGSIDE OF McKIE STADIUM AND THERE IS YELLOW CRIME SCENE HERE AT THE TOP OF PARK, BLOCKING OUR ABILITY TO GO DOWN THE STREET. OUR PHOTOGRAPHER IS ZOOMING IN FROM A DISTANCE, WE ARE BEING KEPT BACK OF COURSE, AND HE CAN SEE AT LEAST THREE SHELL CASINGS WITH EVIDENCE MARKERS ON THE GROUND, HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR, I SPOKE WITH THE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, ON OUR WAY HERE AND THIS IS WHAT HE TELLS ME, THERE WERE TWO MINUTES LEFT IN THE HOME GAME BETWEEN JEANETTE HIGH SCHOOL, THE JAYHAWKS, THEY WERE PLAYING IMANI CHRISTIAN ACADEMY WHEN SHOTS RANG OUT, AND THE GATE OUTSIDE OF THE FRONT GATES AT McKIE STADIUM, WE ALSO SPOKE TO A WOMAN BY PHONE, SHE WORKS IN THE PRESS BOX HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY. THERE WERE PEOPLE POURING OUT ON THE ROADS, AND BECAUSE THAT’S THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD GO, THEN AFTER THAT, I CIRCLED AROUND, AND McKIE STADIUM IS ON A HILL, SO FROM THE TOP OF THE HILL TO THE BOTTOM, NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED, THEY SAID THERE WAS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER. IT WAS COMPLETE CHAOS. I’M THANKFUL THAT I GOT OUT OKAY. THAT WOMAN TELLS US THAT THE ACTUAL PRINCIPLE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, RAN UP TO THE PRESS BOX AND TOLD HER, TO TELL EVERYONE THEY NEEDED TO EVACUATE SAFELY, BUT IMMEDIATELY, AND SHE SAYS DESPITE THE CHAOS, EVERYONE WAS EVACUATED SAFELY, WE ARE HEARING THAT THERE MAY BE AT LEAST ONE VICTIM, BUT NONE OF THE STUDENTS WERE HARMED. THE COACH ALSO TELLS ME THAT WHAT HE IS HEARING THAT IT WAS A SHOOTING BETWEEN TWO MEN, OUTSIDE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GATES THAT MAY HAVE HAD BAD BLOOD WITH ONE ANOTHER, THOSE ARE HIS WORDS, BUT WE ARE HEARING THERE WAS AT LEAST ONE VICTIM BUT NONE OF THE STUDENTS WERE HARMED.

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