A horrific shooting broke out at a high school football game in Choctaw, Oklahoma, resulting in the death of a 16-year-old boy as well as injuries to four others. The shooting occurred during the third quarter of a game between Choctaw High School and Del City High School. Authorities believe that an argument escalated into the shooting. The deceased victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was not a student at either school involved in the game.
According to a news release from the Choctaw Police Department, the incident took place during a game on Friday night. The shooting occurred on the visitor’s side of the stadium, and it is believed to have stemmed from an argument between two males who were present at the game.
In addition to the tragic loss of the 16-year-old boy, four other individuals sustained injuries during the shooting. A 42-year-old man was shot in the chest and underwent surgery at a hospital. Choctaw Superintendent David Reid, Choctaw Safety Coordinator Steve Keiffer, and Keiffer’s brother, a trauma surgeon, immediately initiated lifesaving efforts on the 42-year-old victim. He is currently in stable condition.
A woman was shot in the thigh, while two female students suffered broken wrists and a broken leg while attempting to flee the area. The school district and local authorities are providing support to the affected families and students during this difficult time.
The Choctaw School District had a robust security presence at the game, employing five Choctaw officers for every home game. Additionally, two on-duty Choctaw officers and two Del City officers were present. A Del City officer discharged his firearm at the scene. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office will lead the investigation into the shooting. Two guns and eight rounds were recovered by authorities at the scene.