A Utica City School District security guard sustained a gunshot wound to the head on Saturday in Utica, NY.
While attempting to intervene in an altercation occurring in the Proctor High School parking lot during a football game, he was shot and is currently reported to be in critical but stable condition.
UTICA, N.Y. — Utica Police are aware of a video circulating on social media of the shooting at Proctor High School’s first football home game on Saturday afternoon.
It shows a school district security guard trying to break up a fight outside the game in a school parking lot off of Tilden Avenue.
“Shots rang out, and there was a Utica City School District employee, security officer, that was shot in the back of the head,” says Utica Police Chief Mark Williams.
Worried parents, whose children called them from the game, rushed to the school to pick them up.
There, they found an endless line of police cars.
Eight security guards and four Utica police officers were on duty at the game. The guards had intercepted a group of individuals whose behavior was deemed suspicious, attempting to enter late in the game.
In addition, metal detectors had been set up as an extra precaution; however, the shooting occurred in the parking lot. To date, no arrests have been made, though law enforcement personnel are pursuing several leads.
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