DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The crowd at a football game in south Dallas was sent running Sunday night after shots started to ring out. Police said five people were struck by gunfire, including a pregnant teen. The incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. at a park along Spring Avenue, behind the Juanita Craft Recreation Center in the Fair Park area.
According to police, a group of young adults had been meeting at the park for the past two weekends for a football game.
A witness shared video of the shooting on Facebook, recorded while he was running for cover. Dozens of gunshots can be heard along with people screaming. Earlier in the video, an argument can be heard between some people standing near the football field.
Police said that a man then drove a moped into the middle of the football field and opened fire. Witnesses told officials that multiple people then starting firing at the shooter. In all, at least five people were said to be hit by gunshots — three women and two men.
A pregnant teenager was among those rushed to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to her chest. After an emergency procedure, doctors said that the baby is okay. The 17-year-old woman, however, remains in critical condition following the shooting. She is said to be a senior at Skyline High School who was seven months into her pregnancy.
Family members said that the teen was alert and talking.
Another woman is also listed in critical, along with a woman in stable condition. The two men are both in stable condition.
Braylon Allen-Stovall is the man who recorded the video. He was not injured, though he did dodge about 10 bullets.
The crowd was dispersing when authorities arrived at the football field. Police said that the first officers who arrived at the scene acted like paramedics, using tourniquets on the arms and legs of victims to stop their bleeding. These quick actions could have saved lives in this incident.
Crime scene investigators remained at the football field into Monday morning to collect evidence. Police have still not made any arrests in this case, but have said that they are looking for at least two shooters. Descriptions of the suspects have not yet been released.