BREAKING: At least one person shot dead during football match at Ladd-Peebles Stadium


UPDATE (6:28 PM 10/16/21): Mayor Sandy Stimpson has released a statement regarding the Ladd-Peebles shooting.

“The persistent pattern of violence in our community, especially among young people, must end. I am confident that MPD will track down those responsible for last night’s shooting and hold them accountable for their needless and senseless actions. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those injured in this reckless act of violence as well as to the families and students whose night was disrupted by it.

We are utilizing the full resources of the Gulf Coast Technology Center, which includes 42 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to provide security for future high school football games at Ladd-Peeples Stadium. I have tasked the Mobile Police Department and GCTC officers to assess current security protocols at Ladd and where they have failed. They will also look at the immediate steps that can be taken to improve stadium security and the long-term solutions needed to prevent individuals from bringing weapons into such events. We will stay in close contact with the Mobile County School System and Superintendent Chresal Threadgill throughout this process.

Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Mayor of Mobile

UPDATE (4:53 PM 10/16/21): The Mobile County Public School System has released a statement regarding the Ladd-Peebles shooting.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of Friday night’s shooting. This is something that should never happen at a high school football game. We are investigating with the Mobile Police Department and will make any necessary changes to our protocols. MPD has released a photograph of the suspects. We encourage anyone with information to help solve this crime to call the police at (251) 208-7211.

Mobile County Public School System

UPDATE (11:23 PM 10/15/21): Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine says four people, three men and one woman, were injured in the shooting at tonight’s football game at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium; two of these victims are minors.

Prine said the shooting happened on the exit ramp on the west side of the stadium. Police recovered at least four casings. At least two people fled in a white sedan.

“This type of gun violence will not be tolerated, and as the new leader, we will be very serious about it,” Prine said. “If you are involved in any way, you must surrender.”

Watch the full interview with Chef Prine below:

UPDATE (10:46 PM 10:15 PM): Mobile Police has released the following information about a shooting during the Vigor-Williamson football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium:

On Friday, October 15, 2021, at approximately 9:56 p.m., a shooting occurred at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia Street, during a high school football game. Several injuries were reported and the victims were taken to hospital. One person was transferred to hospital with a life-threatening injury. If anyone has additional information regarding the case, please contact the Mobile Police Department at 251-208-7211. This is an active investigation.

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Police Mobile confirm that at least one person was shot in the West Hall of Ladd-Peebles Stadium during Vigor’s game against Williamson.

A source tells WKRG News 5 that he heard of four gunshots in the West Hall. Police were seen investigating near Gate 2 on the west side of the stadium.

Filming a Vigor-Williamson football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium

The game has been delayed.

WKRG News 5 caught up with a witness as she left the stadium. Miskia Barnes describes what happened:

A shooting occurred in 2019 at the same stadium during the Williamson-Leflore football game. Nine people were injured. After this shooting, metal detectors were installed. It looks like the gun went through metal detectors during tonight’s game.

This is breaking news. More details will be added as they become available.


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