Providence Police: shots fired during Pop Warner game


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating a shots fired incident that caused a youth football league to cancel its games Sunday.

A shift commander tells Eyewitness News, police received a report of several shots fired during a Pop Warner football game at Hope High School around 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

According to Pamela Hughes, president of the Mount Hope Cowboys, the league was holding its homecoming game with two teams from Connecticut.

Hughes says the incident happened in a nearby parking lot off Olney Street and that the two people involved are not affiliated in any way with the league.  

“A great day of football was ruined by someone’s selfishness,” Hughes said.

No one was injured by the gunfire.

The league canceled the game in progress, as well as the rest of the day’s games.

Hughes said that volunteers work very hard to make sure the kids are always safe, and it’s always their number one priority.  

Police have not released any further details on their investigation.

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