Human stampede leaves at least 12 injured for fear of shooting at sports center

At least 12 people were injured in a human stampede at a Pennsylvania sports center. The human stampede was unleashed by fears that a sho...

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  • At least 12 people were injured in a human stampede at a Pennsylvania sports center.
  • The human stampede was unleashed by fears that a shooting was allegedly taking place there.
  • A camera recorded the moment when people began to run desperately while a basketball game was taking place.

At least 12 people were injured in a human stampede that was triggered by fears that an alleged shooting was taking place at a Pennsylvania sports center, authorities said.

Chaos erupted on Sunday at the Spooky Nook Sports Center in Manheim, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, after an alleged shooting was reported during a basketball tournament, however officials later confirmed there was no evidence of shots.

Human stampede was unleashed for fear of shooting

All the injured who have been reported so far are people who were trampled during the human stampede at the sports center, authorities quoted by the newspaper said. The Sun on Sunday.

A video published by the aforementioned newspaper shows the moment when the spectators cross the field, the players stop the game and everyone begins to run desperately towards the exit of the building.

Injured by human stampede

Six people were taken to hospitals for injuries sustained during the evacuation of the building, and approximately six others were treated and released by paramedics at the scene, according to police.

Despite the distressing moment and the injuries they may have sustained from being trampled, the East Hempfield Emergency Department reported that the injured had injuries “not life threatening.”

A shot would have been heard (click on the image to see the video)

Screenshot from video posted by The Sun

Several policemen and medical vehicles went to the scene yesterday Sunday. The Lancaster County dispatch said chaotic scenes were observed at the site where a basketball tournament was taking place.

Some people reported hearing a gunshot. But Diane Garber, East Hempfield Township emergency services coordinator, stated: “We have no information on anything but massive chaos and that everyone left the facility in a very disorganized manner.”

Firefighters and doctors came to the site

Emergency units, including numerous firefighters and at least a dozen doctors, were called to the sports complex in East Hempfield Township at 2:26 p.m. local time, the supervisor said.

According to The Sun, Spooky Nook Sports posted on its Facebook that, although the investigation is still ongoing, “preliminary reports indicate … no shots were fired.”

They yelled “run!” and then the human stampede happened

Reese Vanscoten, 17, a Spooky Nook employee, told the newspaper yesterday Lancaster Online: “I just heard someone yell ‘run’ and everyone was yelling. There were hundreds of people running at full speed directly towards me. ”

An eyewitness, who was not identified, mentioned WHP-TV: “There were hundreds of people running at full speed. Then all of a sudden our girls ran towards that place and I hid behind a pillar. Then I ran to get the bags, then I just stood there for a good 10 or 15 minutes. ”

They asked to avoid the area

When asked if he had seen anyone injured, he replied: “Yes, there was a little boy trampled on.” During the incident, authorities urged the public to avoid the area while they continued to carry out investigations, The Sun said.

Spooky Nook calls itself the largest indoor sports complex in the United States, detailed the report in The Sun newspaper, updated shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 1.

There would have been a fight

Quoting the police, Local 21 News reported that a fight broke out in the sports center during one of the games and several people reported hearing a gunshot, although no witnesses could confirm having seen a weapon and no victims of gunshot wounds were recorded.

The East Hempfield Police Department continues to investigate the incident and is reviewing the video and speaking with witnesses. Anyone with information about the event should contact the East Hempfield Police Department at 717-898-3103 or send the message through Crimewatch.

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