According to Milwaukee Police, they were called in response to gunfire reported at the Milwaukee Lutheran High School football game on Friday night, where they were playing against Pius XI High School.
As of now, there have been no reports of injuries. At present, there is no one in custody.
Audible gunshots can be discerned in a video broadcasted live on the school’s YouTube channel, just prior to the commencement of the fourth quarter.
Both fans and athletes can be observed fleeing the scene. Shortly thereafter, an announcer instructs spectators to either move to the field house or leave, declaring that the game has been “called off.”
In the aftermath, Pius XI issued a statement.
“Late yesterday evening, September 22, at the Pius XI football game at Milwaukee Lutheran High School an active shooter incident occurred that required the involvement of local law enforcement. Pius XI leaders have spoken with leaders at Milwaukee Lutheran High School and are working closely with the City of Milwaukee Police Department.
All Pius XI football players and coaches are safe and with their families. We are still learning additional details of the situation, but are hopeful that all fans are safe and well. We are deeply thankful for the rapid response of our law enforcement officers.
The safety, security, and well-being of all Pius XI students and staff is of the utmost importance to us and we are working to provide mental health support for our students.”
The Milwaukee Fire Department has confirmed that no individuals with injuries were transported.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee police have cordoned off the entrance to the school located near 97th Street and Grantosa Drive.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.