A teenager has been seized by police accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy at a high school American football game.
Victim Ja’Kobe Queen was fatally shot at the match in Port Allen, in the US state of Lousiana, on 1st September.
The pupil was watching a game between Port Allen and Brusly high schools when the gunman opened fire. He later died in hospital.
A 28-year-old unnamed woman was injured during the shooting.
Police named the gunman as 18-year-old Jarrettin Ranaud Jackson II and said he is facing charges of Second Degree Murder and Attempted Second Degree Murder.
Jackson was arrested two days following the shooting after going on the run, according to the police.
The police told local media: “This senseless act of violence will not be tolerated in West Baton Rouge Parish.
“Moving forward, we will continue to work closely with the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board to ensure a safe environment inside the school, as well as outside of school hours.”
The West Baton Rouge School Board in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by the shooting that took place at the Port Allen High/Brusly High football game on Friday night.
“Our first priorities at this time are to assist the family of the student who died, and all our students, and to assist the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in its investigation.”