Chilling video showed children scrambling after hearing gunshots nearby during a Dixie Youth League baseball game in South Carolina on Monday night (April 25).
A viewer shared footage of the incident with ABC News 4which shows children running frantically and taking cover as dozens of gunshots ring out during a game at Pepperhill Park in North Charleston around 8:45 p.m. local time.
The North Charleston Police Department confirmed no one was injured in the incident.
One of the team’s coaches called for North Charleston to be banned from hosting games at Pepperhill Park due to the incident and past instances of violence in the nearby area.
The shootings came hours after community leaders in North Charleston condemned recent incidents of gun violence, saying they were ‘fed up’ following a recent shooting in the city on Sunday April 24 in which a 16-year-old was among the two people killed. , a family friend confirmed ABC News 4.
A total of 11 homicides have already taken place in North Charleston in 2022, an increase of nearly 100% from the six reported in 2021.
Members of the North Charleston Police Department and other community members participated in recent peace marches as part of an effort to curb the wave of violent crime in the city, with the most recent protest having took place last Friday (April 22).