Arrest made in Mobile high school football game shooting

MOBILE, Ala. — An Alabama teen was arrested late Saturday in connection to a shooting during a high school football game Friday night in Mobile, authorities said.

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Jai Scott, 19, of Semmes, was charged with five counts of attempted murder, WKRG reported. Scott was booked into the Mobile County Metro Jail, according to AL.com. The motive for the shooting has not yet been determined.

Five people were injured Friday night during the shooting at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. One person suffered a life-threatening injury, and four other people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, according to WALA.

While police have not named the victims, one was identified as Jakobe Morgan, according to WPMI.

Gwendolyn Crawford, Morgan’s mother, told the television station her son was shot five times.

One bullet hit his spine, she said, and is “affecting the feeling on his left side,” WPMI reported. He was also hit in the chin and back with another bullet passing through a kidney, according to the television station.

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Morgan is the brother of Ty’Corey Crawford, who died in a drive-by shooting in March 2019, WPMI reported.

On Friday night, Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said the shooting happened on the exit ramp on the west side of the stadium, WKRG reported.

Williamson High School was hosting Vigor High School of Prichard when the shots broke out with about six minutes remaining in the contest, AL.com reported. Spectators scattered toward the exits and some spilled onto the field, the website reported.

The game was postponed and will be completed at a later date and venue, officials said. Vigor was leading 28-12 when play was halted.

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