A security guard in a high school in Utica was shot in the head after a football game in New York over the weekend, police announced.
The suspect is a 16-year-old, who has not been named because he is a minor. The suspect turned himself in to the police Sunday. A number of videos of the shooting at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica surfaced online.
The shooting took place Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica following Proctor’s 60-30 win over Binghamton High School. According to new footage posted to X, a number of brawlers were seen getting into a fight as two security guards tried to break up the fight.
After people started to disperse, gunfire was heard, and one of the guards was hit in the back of the head. The victim could be seen dropping to the ground. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical, but stable condition.
The suspected shooter was not a student at Utica High School but was enrolled in “an alternative educational program.” The police said they seeking to prosecute him as an adult.
After surrendering the police, the teenager faces charges of attempted murder in the second degree, along with several weapons offenses.
According to the police, other individuals may also be charged in the incident. The shooting happened just after 4 p.m. on Saturday. A group had been turned away from the varsity football game against nearby Binghamton High School.
Investigators have not disclosed an official motive for the initial fight, but police said it could have been gang-related.
The investigation remains ongoing.