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Tailgater shot at Fairfield football game; no suspects in custody

Tailgater shot at Fairfield football game; no suspects in custody
Tailgater shot at Fairfield football game; no suspects in custody(wbrc)
Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 10:46 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2021 at 7:32 AM CDT
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FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WBRC) - A man attending a tailgating event at a Fairfield High School home game Friday night was shot in the buttocks, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

The shots rang out around 9:45 p.m. as the Fairfield, Jackson-Olin game was underway.

The game was suspended as deputies searched the area but the offender was never found.

They believe the gunfire originated from a nearby abandoned house, The victim does not believe he was targeted.

He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The game is scheduled to resume Saturday.

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