UPDATED 9:29 AM PT – Monday, October 18, 2021
An Alabama teenager has been arrested after allegedly opening fire at a high school football game, leaving five people injured. According to the Mobile Police Department over the weekend, 19-year-old Jai Scott was charged with five counts of attempted murder.
Scott allegedly opened fire at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, leaving four victims with non-life-threatening injuries and one victim with a critical injury to his spine. Police said at least two of the victims were minors.
“To take him out to a football game, I didn’t think this would happen to him,” said Brenda Rogers, the mother of one of the victims. “I don’t understand where the security was. That is why I let him go, because there was security.”
BREAKING: At least 4 people shot at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama pic.twitter.com/0r4j1adVRh
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In the meantime, police are looking into a possible motive for the attack.