Gunshots send fans running from high school football game

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WAND)  - A high school football game in northern Illinois dispersed into chaos when shots were fired outside the stadium.

Fans left in flocks out of the game, while some football players laid on the field for safety.

The Rockford Register Star reports the gunfire happened outside Auburn High School’s Wyeth Stadium in Rockford on Friday night. That there were no indications that any fans were hurt by gunfire, though some people were injured while running away. One cheerleader was hospitalized during the stampede to escape the stadium.

Police say the shots were fired from two different vehicles. Police say there’s no indication that the gunfire was connected to the game. But fans and players inside the stadium couldn’t tell where the shots were coming from.

Auburn was playing Freeport High School.

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