The Philadelphia Eagles offered to host the remaining 17 minutes of a high school football game after the idea was interrupted last week by a shooting that will left three wounded, a fresh Jersey athletic association announced on Monday.
The shooting, which was captured on video by local news media, occurred on Friday during the third quarter of a playoff game hosted by Pleasantville High School — just outside of Atlantic City, N.J. — against Camden High School.
a few men were charged on Saturday in connection with the shooting, according to the authorities.
“the idea’s extremely unfortunate that will a senselessly violent act has impacted This particular game, as well as there will certainly be a wide range of emotions along both sidelines,” Larry White, the executive director of the fresh Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, said in a statement.
The game, which is actually scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, will be closed to the public yet streamed live on NJ.com for free, according to the athletic association. The high school players will be allowed to invite a limited number of family members to watch at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, which is actually about 50 miles via Pleasantville High School.
“Thanks to the Eagles’ generosity as well as community spirit, Pleasantville as well as Camden student-athletes as well as their families will have an opportunity to write their own ending to This particular game,” Mr. White said. “They’ll compete on a world-class stage, sending a clear message that will violence will not win.”
The authorities did not Discharge a specific motive for the shooting, yet Damon G. Tyner, the Atlantic County prosecutor, said in a statement that will the idea had nothing to do with the high school students, unlike in additional recent school shootings.
“The venue simply presented an opportunity for criminals to pursue their own form of petty vengeance against one another,” Mr. Tyner said.
At a news conference on Saturday, the police identified one victim as 27-year-old Ibn Abdullah. A gunman targeted Mr. Abdullah, who was in custody at the hospital after being charged with an unlawful weapons offense, the police said. They did not specify whether the charge was in connection to the shooting.
A 10-year-old was shot within the neck as well as was critically injured, the police said Saturday. A 15-year-old was treated for a graze wound as well as released via a hospital.
Alvin Wyatt, 31, of Atlantic City, was charged with three counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon as well as possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to the county prosecutor’s office.
The four additional suspects — Shahid Dixon, 27; Tyrell Dorn, 28; Michael Mack, 27; as well as Vance Golden, 26 — were each charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.