LAUDERDALE LAKES, Florida. –Witnesses say a player dispute sparked a chaotic shootout at a Sunday night Little League football game in Broward County, but a spokesperson for the Broward Sheriff’s Office did not confirm this report.
According to BSO deputies, the reckless shooting caused panic and mayhem shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Boyd Anderson High School, 3050 NW 41 St., Lauderdale Lakes. A BSO helicopter responded.
Fire personnel determined that three minors had been shot and required hospitalization with non-life-threatening injuries, deputies said.
The Lauderdale Lakes Vikings of the Florida Youth Football League took on the Boynton Beach Bulldogs of the American Youth Football League on Sunday at Boyd Anderson High School. A YouTube live stream by Qween of Sports showed an MP’s marked SUV parked next to it and the boys’ friendly game.
Debris left behind from the public — plastic water bottles, styrofoam food containers, paper cups, soda cans and plastic bags — were still on the stands Monday afternoon. Pieces of yellow duct tape hung from the fence.
Two women who claimed to have attended the youth football match said the fight was not between adults, but between “children” and “young people” who were involved in a fight earlier and returned to the pitch. football to “fight back”.
BSO deputies did not confirm whether the shooters were adults or minors.
About 11 years ago, ESPN reported that “wads of cash” were changing hands at South Florida Youth Football League games, also plagued by alcohol and marijuana, as “the game and the payment of players and their parents” had been going on for years. Peer-to-peer payment and betting apps were launched years later.
Detectives were asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
This is a developing story.
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