As of Saturday morning, no arrests have been made dealing with the gunshots fired after the Abbeville High homecoming football game in Abbeville.
Less than two minutes after the game ended, at least five shots were fired on the streets near J.H. Williams Middle School, the location of the football stadium.
Fans were heading to their vehicles when they heard the shots.
Abbeville Police Chief Mike Hardy said the police have an idea who it may be, but the department is also asking for help from the community of Abbeville.
“These shootings are not only an Abbeville Police Department problem. These shootings are something the Abbeville Police and the good people of Abbeville need to work together to stop,” the Chief said. “If you know anything about the shootings, you can report it anonymously by calling my cell.”
The AHS administration postponed the homecoming dance that would have been Saturday night.
Abbeville Mayor Roslyn White released a statement about the shooting.
“I am disappointed and angry, as everyone in our community should be. We enjoyed a beautiful day for our community. We were filled with the joy and excitement of homecoming festivities. It was a great day for our city. But having the day end on such a sour note is heartbreaking and infuriating. It is time for our community to stand up and say NO MORE. You WILL NOT get away with terrorizing our community anymore. The only way to stop this is to report what you know. I was there tonight as people left the game. Someone SAW. Someone KNOWS. Please SPEAK UP and say NO MORE, NOT IN MY TOWN. We deserve better and must work as a community to take our beautiful city back.”