Shooting confirmed at boys’ basketball game in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – Mercer County Schools are confirming that a shooting took place at a boy’s high school basketball game in Bluefield tonight.

It happened in the parking lot of the Brush Fork Armory after the boys’ basketball game between Bluefield High and Summers County.

Superintendent Edward Toman said in a statement that the incident was not connected to the game, but instead committed by a group of people who “brought their issues to a facility and youth event that should always be safe for all.”

He said the school is heartbroken and outraged, and thanked law enforcement.

“We greatly appreciate our local law enforcement, first responders and administration in their immediate response and willingness to provide help. I am confident justice will be served on the individuals who invoked fear and harm in our community. Please know we will do everything in our power to keep our students, staff, families and fans safe and incidents of this manner will not be tolerated.”

Newswatch has received no official confirmation of injuries. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

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