The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Paris are reassuring parents safety is their number one priority after an argument between players at a charity basketball match ended in shots fired.
“It was reported that two individuals had been arguing during a charity basketball game and had been kicked out of the game,” said Officer Curtis Garrett.
According to reports, the two individuals carried the argument outside and another individual was reported as producing a pistol and shooting it into the air to break up the argument.
“All subjects involved had fled the scene prior to officers arrival and the incident is under investigation.”
Today, the Boy’s and Girl’s Club released a statement online regarding the incident.
“The safety and protection of the children, we serve, is always our number one priority,” said board president Bryan Glass, “Boys & Girls Club of Red River Valley is aware of a serious incident that occurred outside one of our locations while the facility was being rented by a third party for an adult basketball tournament.”
Glass said the organization is deeply alarmed and concerned by this incident and are cooperating fully with law enforcement in the investigation of this serious matter.
“Our organization is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and integrity and does not tolerate inappropriate or illegal activity on the part of any Club staff, volunteer, youth member or visitor. All policies are designed to ensure the maximum safety and protection of Club members and staff. We will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement until their investigation is complete.”
Police said during the chaos, one person claimed to have a possible broken arm and another person had an anxiety attack.
No further information on the incident has been released.