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Philadelphia youth football coach shoots fellow coach during kids’ practice session: Report

A youth football coach in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is accused of shooting at individuals in the stands during a Saturday practice session, Newsweek has reported.

What are the details?

According to the report, the unnamed coach reportedly fired several shots at people in the stands, striking at least two spectators — one of whom was believed to be a fellow coach.

The shooting was said to have followed an argument. KYW-TV reported that the argument is believed to have taken place over a woman.

Both victims were transported to nearby Temple University Hospital and are believed to be in stable condition.

No arrests have been made at the time of this reporting, and the gunman is reportedly not in custody at this time.

What else is there to know about this?

KYW’s Joe Holden tweeted cell phone video footage believed to show the Saturday shooting, captioning it, “CBS3 obtained this video from police sources of a double shooting at 11th and Cecil B. Moore from earlier this evening. High school students were practicing at the time. No injuries to them. Two shooting victims are stable. Police are searching for the shooter.”

In the video, a handful of people can be seen sitting in the stands.

Two males were standing and speaking face to face while gesturing with their hands.

The video shows one of the males pulling out what is believed to be a gun and firing on the individual.

The group quickly disperses while the gunman begins chasing the victim around the stands.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner condemned the shooting in a statement.

“It’s extremely disturbing. The effect is that people are desensitized to it,” he said. “It seems normal that there are gunshots [that] are going on and that is not how our youth should be living. It is not how they should be growing up.”

Philadelphia Police Department Captain John Walker told WCAU-TV that parents continue for their children’s safety over such incidents.

“When shots are fired like this, it shatters all the peace and quiet in this neighborhoods and creates a problem. Parents are obviously scared here,” Walker said.

CBS3 obtained this video from police sources of a double shooting at 11th and Cecil B. Moore from earlier this evening. High school students were practicing at the time. No injuries to them. Two shooting victims are stable. Police are searching for the shooter. @CBSPhillypic.twitter.com/YjiVQkhlUz

— Joe Holden (@Joe Holden)
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