April 15, 2022

Neshoba Central football players shot with high powered pellet guns during practice

Mary Apel

Three juveniles are charged with aggravated assault after shooting football players at Neshoba Central High School with pellet guns, WTOK reports.

Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said Neshoba Central’s football team was practicing on their field around 12:15 Thursday afternoon when they were shot at by three juveniles who were hiding in a wooded area.

Clark said one player was shot in the ankle, one player was shot in the back and another player was shot in the neck. Clark said Neshoba General Hospital is keeping an eye out for one of the players as a pellet remains in his neck.

Officials found 2 high-powered Gamo pellet rifles and 1 CO2 BB gun abandoned near the school. The juveniles in custody are students at Philadelphia High School and have been charged with aggravated assault, according to reports.

The motive behind the shooting is not yet known.

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