A tragic incident unfolded during a high school football game in Port Allen, Louisiana, on Friday night, resulting in the death of a teenager and injuries to a man. The halftime shooting at Port Allen High School, located near Baton Rouge, claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy and left a 28-year-old man with injuries of an undisclosed nature, according to local law enforcement.
The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, represented by Sgt. Landon Groger, reported the incident. The authorities dispatched a medical helicopter and an ambulance to the scene to rush the victims to nearby hospitals. The nature of the 28-year-old man’s injuries remains undisclosed.
In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, no arrests were made, as per Sgt. Groger. The incident occurred during the halftime break of a football game between Port Allen High School and Brusly High School. The tragic event led to the cancellation of the remainder of the game.
Port Allen is a small town situated on the western bank of the Mississippi River, opposite Baton Rouge. The community is now grappling with the shock of this violent incident, which has cast a shadow over what should have been a night of friendly competition and school spirit.