ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A shooting interrupted a high school football game at Sumner High School on Cottage Avenue in The Ville neighborhood Friday night. Players and fans could be seen hitting the ground in pictures posted to Twitter. The game was between Vashon and Gateway STEM high schools. The incident happened after 8:00pm, just after the second half kickoff. Vashon, the home team, does not have its own field .
A witness tells St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter David Carson that at least seven shots came from a car in the nearby intersection of Kennerly and Billups Avenues. Carson tweeted that the gunshots were, "so close you could smell the gunpowder."
A man was found with a gunshot wound near the intersection of Shreve and Natural Bridge, about a half mile away from the high school. He was taken to the hospital. Police say the victim's injuries may be the result of people firing shots at each other from separate vehicles. It is not clear if the victim's injuries are related to the gunshots that rang out near the football field.
No one at the game was hurt. Officials and coaches did resume play and many fans stayed for the game.