Camdenton R-III Superintendent Dr. Tim Hadfield confirmed that the team was playing in the tournament when a shooting occurred in the parking lot of JFK Stadium at 1333 S. Grant Ave. and the stadium was subsequently evacuated by police.

The Camdenton Lakers football team is alright after a shooting occurred near where they were playing in a 7-on-7 tournament in Springfield, Mo. Thursday evening.

Camdenton R-III Superintendent Dr. Tim Hadfield confirmed that the team was playing in the tournament when a shooting occurred in the parking lot of JFK Stadium at 1333 S. Grant Ave. and the stadium was subsequently evacuated by police.

“We did have kids and coaches down at the stadium last night. According to our staff, our boys were playing on the grass field by the stadium. Our team was playing at the time of the incident,” Hadfield told the Lake Sun. “Authorities ushered our team off of the field and sheltered them away from the parking lot while the event was being investigated. Authorities gave us the all clear and our team returned to Camdenton.”

According to reporting by the Springfield News-Leader, the shooting took place around 6:45 p.m., and only one shot was fired. The two suspects and the victim appeared to know each other,Springfield Police told the News-Leader. The 53-year-old victim was in stable condition at the hospital, and police were still looking for the black male suspect and black female suspect - believed in their 30s and 20s respectively - late last night.

About 100 to 200 people were in attendance at the football tournament, reported the Springfield News-Leader, mostly high school football players from Springfield but also from as far as Camdenton and Joplin.