The four reportedly fled from police after the shootings, with one throwing the gun out of a vehicle near Atlantic City.
The five suspects, Alvin Wyatt; Michael Mack; Tyrell Dorn; Shahid Dixon; and Vance Golden, were all arrested by police and face charges of unlawful possession of a weapon. The adult victim was taken to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center in nearby Atlantic City.
According to a press release from the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, one of the suspects, 31-year-old Alvin Wyatt, was charged with three counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful goal.
Alvin Wyatt, 31, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful objective.
"As soon as we heard the shots, we made sure the players got off the field safely", said Pleasantville Greyhounds Assistant Coach Chris Mancuso. A 27-year-old male is also in stable condition but will need surgery. The game was between Camden and Pleasantville high school, and Camden Schools confirmed on Twitter that no Camden High students were injured.
Witnesses said they heard about half a dozen shots fired from the bleachers, which wounded an unidentified man and what appeared to be a young boy.
"As a result, an innocent child was caught and injured in their crossfire", Tyner added. Dixon is also facing charges of eluding police.
Four other men, according the prosecutor's office, were at the game and connected to the shootings. "Players started running off the field".
"This was the most well-attended high school football game for this school in years, so there are many witnesses to the incident that are now being interviewed", Tyner said.
"My friend and I had just finished a radio interview and we were saying how great it was that such a big crowd was here", said retired Pleasantville Fire Department Battalion Chief Neal Loch.
"Grateful for our first responders".
"Last night was a stark reminder that no community is immune from gun violence, and that we must not ever give up in our efforts to prevent such senseless acts", Murphy said Saturday.