A recent high school football game in Utica, New York witnessed a tragic event. A security guard suffered a gunshot wound to the head near Thomas R. Proctor High School’s parking area. The incident occurred around 4 pm on Saturday, September 9.
A video detailing the scene shows approximately 12 individuals embroiled in a confrontation. At least two gunshots can be heard in the recording. The injured security guard, who tried to intervene in the escalating situation, was immediately rushed to a hospital, with his health status reported as critical.
Prior to the incident, this group had been denied access to the varsity game against Binghamton High School by another security official. Utica Police Chief Mark Williams shared insights, stating that the security officer felt a sense of unease about the group, which led to their entry refusal. Despite the stadium’s equipped metal detectors, the group was barred entry even before any weapon detection could occur.
Current leads point to a single shooter being responsible. Authorities are relentlessly pursuing the suspect, considering various motives, including potential gang ties.