Just a day after a shooting at a California High School, gun violence interrupted New Jersey’s high school football playoffs.
Shots were fired in the stands of the Pleasantville-Camden high school football game Friday night. Camden was leading the game 6-0 in the third quarter, when shots rang out. In a video posted on Twitter by Jersey Sports Zone – which covers high school sports in the Garden State – gunshots can be heard during a punt, followed by fans, players, coaches and officials screaming and running for cover. Media reports say at least two people were injured, and no fatalities were immediately reported.
Bernards football coach Jon Simoneau was at the game, not far away from where it all happened. He was scouting for his 3rd-seeded Mountaineers, who have a Central Jersey Group 2 semifinal game tomorrow at 2nd-seed Cedar Creek. Should they win, they would play the winner of the game between 4th-seed Camden and top-seed Pleasantville next weekend.
On the postgame edition of Friday Night Football USA presented by St. Peter’s Univeristy Hospital, Simoneau spoke with WCTC’s Mike Pavlichko about the incident. Hear the interview below: