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13 yr old boy in Tulsa, Ok shot in the temple during high school football game

September 4, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
13 yr old boy in Tulsa, Ok shot in the temple during high school football game

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A 13-year-old boy was shot in the temple while cheering on a football game at a local high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Friday evening as multiple shots stirred panic among hundreds of fans.

The unnamed boy was hit by a bullet, which became lodged as deep as his bone after gun violence erupted in the bleachers of the McLain High School football stadium at approximately 9:15 p.m.

According to Fox News23 in Tulsa, three minutes had remained in the game between the McLain Titans and the Sequoyah Indians when a shot was fired in the middle the stadium, sending close to 400 frightened people running for cover.

“Obviously when somebody hears a gunshot they take cover for safety, and we had hundreds,” Captain Malcolm Williams said, adding that a few individuals sustained minor injuries during the uproar.

The 16-year-old suspect immediately dropped the gun and ran on foot but was quickly captured outside of the stadium. A small caliber pistol was later discovered at the scene.

The victim, who was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in stable condition, had reportedly gotten into a verbal altercation with the unidentified suspect before he pulled out a firearm, according to Williams.

It remains unclear what provoked the argument that led to the terrifying shooting and cops have not revealed the relationship between the suspect and the victim.

The Tulsa Police Department’s gang unit was investigating the shooting late Friday. However, Williams added that it is still unclear whether the incident was, in fact, gang-related.

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