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Gunfire wounds 3 at high school football game in Toledo, Ohio

Oct. 10, 2022
The shooting took place at Whitmer High School; police say the victims' injuries are minor.

Three people were wounded over the weekend in a shooting at at a high school football game in Toledo, Ohio.

The Toledo Blade reports that a student and two adults sustained minor injuries Friday night at Whitmer High School's football stadium. The shooting occurred during a game between Whitmer and Central Catholic High School.

Police said no suspects were in custody.

Kadee Anstadt, superintendent of the Washington Local School District, said it was clear from surveillance video that one of the adult victims was targeted by people in a car who "were waiting for him."

The Whitmer student who was wounded "just stepped into the wrong thing at the wrong time," Anstadt said, and the two adults who were shot "weren't related to Whitmer in any way."

Sixteen law enforcement officers, including Lucas County sheriff's deputies as well as a Toledo officer who first reported gunfire, were working security at the game.

After the shooting began, the deputies and officer locked down the stadium and began evacuating players and spectators to secured areas. Once the scene was secured, the lockdown was lifted and attendees were allowed to leave.

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