Five Arrested in Connection to Pleasantville Shooting; Three Shot, One Child Critical
Five people have been arrested in connection to a Friday night shooting at the Pleasantville-Camden High School football game where three people were wounded, including a child who is in critical condition.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says 31-year-old Alvin Wyatt of Atlantic City is charged with three counts of attempted murder and related weapons charges.
Four other people have been arrested: 27-year-old Michael Mack, 28-year-old Tyrell Down, and 27-year-old Shahid Dixon, all of Pleasantville; and 26-year-old Vance Golden of Atlantic City. Those four are facing weapons charges and Dixon has also charged with eluding police.
According to the prosecutor's office, the men fled in a vehicle from the Absecon Police Department into Atlantic City. One passenger allegedly threw a gun from the vehicle.
In a statement published by The Courier-Post, Gov. Phil Murphy said, "Last night was a stark reminder that no community is immune from gun violence and that we must not never give up in our efforts to prevent such senseless acts."
At a game between Pleasantville and Camden high schools in Pleasantville Friday night, as many as eight shots were fired in or near the bleachers during the 3rd quarter, sending hundreds of fans and players running for cover. A 27-year-old male was shot - he was last reported to be in stable condition and will be undergoing surgery. A 10-year-old victim is in critical condition at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. A 15-year-old male suffered a graze wound and was treated at the hospital and released.
Editor's note: our original version of this story incorrectly named one of the suspects' pictures. We have corrected the error.