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Newburgh, NY - Three Injured in Shooting at Newburgh Free Academy Football Game

Newburgh, NY - Three Injured in Shooting at Newburgh Free Academy Football Game
Published: October 7, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on October 7, 2022

3 Wounded in Shooting During NY HS Football Game

ABC 7 NY has reported that gunshots were fired during a high school football game at Newburgh Free Academy located at 201 Fullerton Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550. 

During the evening football game on Friday, September 30, 2022, at least five gunshots were heard on the campus. Authorities say it was just after 9:30 p.m after the game had wrapped up at the Orange County high school. Three victims were injured, including a 19-year-old woman, a 43-year-old woman, and a 21-year-old man. They were transported to a nearby hospital and treated for gunshot wounds to their legs. Police are still investigating but believe they have two suspects of interest.

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Who Can Be Liable For a Shooting At a HS Football Game?

Attorney contributor Laurence Banville represents victims of violent crimes, such as shootings and stabbings. As an experienced gunshot wound attorney in New York, Laurence shared his knowledge regarding who is liable for a shooting at a high school football game.

"Even during after-school sporting events, schools are obligated to have certain security measures in place. If a shooting takes place on the property and the school fails to provide sufficient security, the school could be found liable. Schools should maintain well-lit parking lots and security cameras in order to protect those on campus. Trained security should be present at the event to reduce the risk of preventable dangers, including shootings."

"A civil lawsuit may be filed against a negligent school or athletic program if a victim is shot during a high school football game. In the event the crime is deemed to be foreseeable, victims could pursue a lawsuit allowing them to receive financial compensation. For instance, if the location was prone to violence but the school failed to update its security to combat the risks. An experienced gunshot wound attorney can help victims who have been shot during a football game explore their legal options fully."



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