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Report: Eagles to Host High School Game Interrupted by Shooting


A high school game in New Jersey between Camden and Pleasantville was interrupted Friday night following a shooting that suspended play and injured three.

The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly stepped in and have offered to host the remainder of the game at Lincoln Financial Field Wednesday for the teams impacted by the shooting.

"It's extremely unfortunate that a senselessly violent act has impacted this game, and there will certainly be a wide range of emotions along both sidelines. However, thanks to the Eagles' generosity and community spirit, Pleasantville and Camden student-athletes and their families will have an opportunity to write their own ending to this game," said Larry White, executive director of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. "They'll compete on a world-class stage, sending a clear message that violence will not win."

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The game was stopped with about 17 minutes remaining when gunshots could be heard at the stadium in Pleasantville, an area around 15 minutes from Atlantic City.

Three people were shot, including a 10-year-old boy who was critically injured.

Six people were arrested in connection with the incident.

The resumption of the game will be closed to the general public, though each school will be provided with a defined number of free passes for players’ parents and family members.