Video: Football Coach Opens Fire on People in the Stands During Practice

A coach for a youth football team in Philadelphia fired shots at individuals in the stands and allegedly hit two people following an argument, according to the police.

The gunman has been identified as the coach of the Blackhawks youth football team but no arrests have been made yet, according to a CBS3 report.

Authorities have said one of the two victims was also a coach. According to Philadelphia Police Department press release a 37-year-old was shot once in the back and another 37-year-old was shot in the right hand.

Both victims were taken to Temple University Hospital after the shooting and are believed to be in a stable condition.

A video of the incident was captured on camera showing a man opening fire. The footage was posted on Twitter by CBS3 Philly's Joe Holden on Saturday.

"CBS3 obtained this video from police sources of a double shooting at 11th and Cecil B. More from earlier this evening," he tweeted. "High school students were practicing at the time. No injuries to them. Two shooting victims are stable. Police are searching for the shooter."

In the video, a group of people can be seen sitting in the stands alongside the football field. Two men can be seen speaking face to face while they both use animated hand gestures.

One of the individuals then pulls out a gun and fires at the individual he was just speaking to. Two loud bangs from the gun can also be heard in the footage.

The group of people are then seen scattering while the gunman attempted to chase after the victim who was fleeing the area.

Captain John Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department summarised the video in a statement, according to a 6ABC news report.

"Looks like there's six individuals in the stands, an argument ensued, one of the two males gets in an argument, and you see him pull out a gun," Walker said.

"He starts firing at the male he was arguing with and hits one of the other males who was just sitting in the stands."

The shooting happened near Temple University in North Philadelphia on Friday evening and alarmed Temple students who spoke to CBS3.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner also commented on the shooting.

"It's extremely disturbing. The effect is that people are desensitized to it," he said, according to the CBS3 report.

"It seems normal that there are gunshots [that] are going on and that is not how our youth should be living. It is not how they should be growing up."

Newsweek has contacted the Philadelphia Police Department for comment.

Update 4/26/22, 10:36 a.m. EDT: This article has been updated to include more details on the victims and the video plus comment from Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

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A youth football coach in Philadelphia allegedly fired shots at people in the stands on Monday following an argument, reportedly hitting two people. Getty Images