The high school football game between Bloomington Kennedy and host Richfield at Spartan Stadium was interrupted by gunfire just outside the north end of the field on Friday.
The shootings took place early in the fourth quarter.
Two shots, loud and unequivocal, rang out just beyond the chain-link fence that surrounds the field. Fans and players began sprinting for the exits and play was halted.
Police and first responders immediately converged on the stadium, concentrating outside the northeast end of the field.
An announcement was made asking everyone in the stadium to exit through the South Zone gates, where Kennedy’s players had gathered.
Emotions ran high as fans of both teams walked out the same door and arguments broke out before the groups were separated. Eventually the Kennedy players were ordered into the school building and the police began letting drivers out of the area.
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