A shooting at a youth football game in Florida left four people injured and sent terrified spectators running for their lives, authorities said.

A masked man fired several rounds during the night game at a Lauderdale Lakes field on Sunday, with players hitting the ground for cover, according to The Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Two juveniles and two adults, all males, suffered non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

Three gunshot victims were discovered at the scene. The fourth victim emerged late Monday.

A YouTube video from the field’s press box shows the pandemonium that followed the explosion of gunfire, including the sounds of screaming children and adults.

The parent of an 18-year-old teen who was struck by gunfire at the game told Local 10 that he was stunned by the violence.

“Someone came from behind with a mask and started shooting,” Willie James Cheatom III said, according to his dad, Local 10 reported.

Some said a gambling dispute erupted over a bet placed on the outcome of a game played that day.
A masked man fired several rounds during the night game at a Lauderdale Lakes field on Sunday.
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Spectator accounts of what set off the shooting have varied and police have yet to confirm a motive.

Some said a gambling dispute erupted over a bet placed on the outcome of a game played that day.

Others said a fight took place earlier and the shooting was a retaliatory strike.

The game was attended by kids of all ages, and many have yet to recover from the violence they witnessed.

“The kids were still traumatized. As of today, they were crying,” attendee Delvin King said on Monday, according to Local 10. “One parent even said she is teaching her son that ‘When you hear gunfire at a game, this is what you do, this is how you drop down on the field’”

Police after the Florida shooting
Police have yet to confirm a motive in the Florida shooting.
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King lamented that the message needed to be relayed to the youth players.

“That’s sad that your six-year-old, your seven-year-old, your 10-year-old has to learn how to do these things in order to survive,” he said.



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