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Man in custody after gunfire interrupts South Miami-Dade high school football game

Gunshots interrupted a South Miami-Dade football game Friday night, but police said no one was hurt.
Gunshots interrupted a South Miami-Dade football game Friday night, but police said no one was hurt. Courtesy Luis Gonzalez

Gunshots interrupted a South Miami-Dade football game Friday night, but police said no one was hurt.

Southridge High School was beating South Plantation High School 33-7 when shots rang out in the parking lot at Southridge stadium in South Miami Heights, according to tweets from photographer Luis Gonzalez.

Gonzalez said he was on the field when he heard the loud bangs — two at first, then seven more.

“All the football players ducked. Cheerleaders followed suit,” he said. “After hearing a car speed away, we opened up the gates and the football players and cheerleaders were sent to the locker room.”

No one was hurt, said Miami-Dade Schools police spokesman Lt. Raul Correa, but a mid 20s man, who was not a student and was armed with a gun, is in custody. A possible second suspect is at large.

Miami Herald reporter Manny Navarro contributed to this report.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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