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Shooting outside Lakewood-Gibbs game unexplained

ST. PETERSBURG — Police have not discovered who was responsible for the Friday night shooting outside the season-opening football game between rival Lakewood and Gibbs high schools.

The shooting, which occurred at about 10:25 p.m. approximately 100 yards southwest of Lakewood's stadium, prompted officials to halt the game, which had a few minutes remaining.

Everyone inside the stadium hit the deck. No one was injured.

St. Petersburg police said Saturday they did not have an update in the case. They believe the shooting was the result of a feud between two groups of young men.

Gibbs principal Kevin Gordon said Saturday he did not know of any plans to change security measures for future games.

"I don't know that they're able to make any connection to a school at this point," he said.

Lakewood principal Bob Vicari could not be reached for comment.

Shooting outside Lakewood-Gibbs game unexplained 09/04/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 4, 2010 5:55pm]
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