JEANNETTE, Pa. (KDKA) — There was a shooting at a local high school football game, leaving one person dead.
KDKA’s Pam Surano talked to the Jeannette head football coach Roy Hall, who said the shooting happened outside the front gate at McKees Stadium during the Jeannette, Imani Christian game.
“My daughter is on the sideline and said, ‘Dad, there was a shooting at the front gate,'” Hall said.
“I said, ‘What?’ … I instructed the whole team to go to the locker room. It did not have anything to do with the game inside. It is a bad thing that happened, another black eye toward Jeannette. It happened outside the stadium.”
One person involved in the shooting has died.
The Westmoreland County Coroner says 48-year-old Dameian L. Williams of Jeannette was shot and killed outside McKee Stadium last night.
The coroner says Williams was involved in an argument with another person and shots were fired.
Williams was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A release from the Jeannette City School District Superintendant Matthew Jones said the suspect was taken into custody.
According to Jeannette Police, that suspect is Greg Harper. Court records show the 40-year-old faces a homicide charge, as well as one count of recklessly endangering another person.
WATCH: Jeannette head football coach Roy Hall talks with KDKA.
The coach noted everyone evacuated the stadium safely, but there are ambulances on the scene.
One witness, Julie Gurnick, said it was, “complete chaos trying to get out.”
WATCH: KDKA’s Pam Surano was live on the scene —
The stadium is not at the school but on Park Street.
None of the students were harmed.
“This destroyed the whole night,” Hall said.
There were approximately 4 minutes left in the game when the PA announcer stopped the game and everyone evacuated.
KDKA’s Chris Hoffman reports that police are back on the scene Saturday morning.
The Jeannette Police are investigating. They say the suspect is in custody and the issue appears to be a problem between the victim and suspect that escalated.
Police have not released the name of the suspect.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.