FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A teenager was shot and injured at Koligian Stadium after a rivalry football game between Central and Bullard High School Friday night, according to the Fresno Police Department.
Police say officers reported shots fired near the southwest portion of the stadium just after 10:00 p.m., saying between three to five gunshots were heard.
Because officers were already on duty at the stadium, officials say they were able to respond immediately to the incident.
According to authorities, police were able to chase down 19-year-old Taevion Yancey and detain him after the incident occurred. Police say they were also able to recover a gun from the incident.
Officials say officers on scene were tending to 19-year-old D’Anthony Fields who was shot before being transferred to a local hospital.
Fresno Police say the shooting appears to be a targeted attack, but the motive at this time is still unknown.
In a joint statement released by Central and Fresno Unified School Districts on Saturday, Fields is said to now be in stable condition.
The statement also says both school districts are taking this matter “very seriously,” and are offering mental health support at both school sites on Monday for students and staff following the incident.
“We’re grateful that no current students, staff, or families of either district were involved, but we know that all who were in attendance are grappling with the aftermath of being exposed to this kind of violence,” the release says.
Both districts have urged students and families to contact their school district for any support they may need.
Officers say the suspect, Yancey, was arrested and charged with attempted homicide and carjacking after the incident.
This is an ongoing investigation.