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Five arrested following Pleasantville High School playoff shooting

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The authorities have made arrests in the Friday night shooting at Pleasantville High School in Atlantic County, New Jersey. There were five men arrested in the horrific shooting at a high school playoff football game.

Alvin Wyatt — the alleged gunman — has been charged with three counts of attempted murder. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

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Wyatt allegedly shot three individuals on the Pleasantville sidelines against the Camden High School Panthers in the third quarter. The bullets struck a 10-year-old boy, who the authorities said is in critical condition.

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Like the 10-year-old, a 27-year-old man is also in stable condition, as he was undergoing surgery. A 15-year-old was treated and released from a local hospital after suffering a graze wound, according to the authorities.

Besides Wyatt, the authorities also arrested Michael Mack, Tyrell Dorn, Shahid Dixon, and Vance Golden. These four individuals were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon.

Dixon was also charged with eluding, as there was a police chase. These four individuals were chased by Absecon Police Department into Atlantic City.

As they were approaching the Atlantic City, one of the individuals threw out a gun.

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“I want to thank the Pleasantville Police Department and the scores of off-duty emergency personnel that assisted the victims and helped law enforcement promptly identify and locate those responsible for causing mayhem at the Pleasantville High School football game,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said. “Unlike some of the shootings that have occurred on school premises throughout the country, this incident had nothing to do with the students of Pleasantville High School or Camden High School. The venue simply presented an opportunity for criminals to pursue their own form of petty vengeance against one another.

“As a result, an innocent child was caught and injured in their crossfire. Our community will not be held hostage by a few idiots intent on jeopardizing our safety and the safety of our children.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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