Shots fired near Fairfield football game, 1 person injured

Local News

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) — Friday night, shots were fired outside the football stadium at the Fairfield high school game and one person was hit, according to authorities.

Jefferson County Deputies received the alert at approximately 9:47 p.m. and responded. When they arrived, they found a man suffering a gunshot wound “to his buttocks” behind the visitors’ side of the stadium.

The victim was tailgating in the parking lot of the stadium when he was struck. Police say that the gunshots appear to have come from an area near an abandoned house. They say that the victim doesn’t believe he was targeted.

Deputies searched the area but did not locate a suspect. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives and evidence technicians will be investigating the incident.

The remainder of the football game was postponed to Saturday.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.