Two Teenagers Arrested After Shooting at Richfield High School Football Game
Richfield, MN (KROC-AM News) - Two juveniles have been arrested in relation to the shooting incident at the Richfield homecoming football game Friday night.
The Richfield Police Department said around 8:45 p.m. Friday a school staff member advised an on-site police officer that school officials had turned away a number of individuals from entry to the game that appeared to be waiting for the game to end.
The individuals were gathered a short distance northeast of the football field.
The on-site officer drove to the area of the individuals, heard two guns shots, and saw numerous people running from the scene.
Two victims with non-life threatening gunshot wounds were located near the northeast entrance gate of the football field. A 21-year-old male and an 18-year-old male. The 18-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital Friday. As of Saturday, both victims are recovering at their homes and are in good condition.
Two teenagers were arrested in relation to the shooting. A 16-year-old male, a former Richfield High School student, suspected of instigating the altercation was arrested early Saturday morning in Edina. The second teenager arrested was a 15-year-old male and current Richfield High School Student. The teen is the suspected shooter and was arrested late Saturday night in Richfield.
The two teens were transported to the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center and formal charges are expected early this week.