Sheriff: Person shot after football game at Apollo High School

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – A shooting investigation is underway in the parking lot of Apollo High School, according to officials. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at 9:43 p.m. Friday.

Deputies said one male was shot in the abdomen following an altercation after Friday’s football game against Owensboro. The condition of the victim was not immediately known, but officials said the individual was transported to the hospital by a personal vehicle for treatment.

Major Barry Smith said one person of interest was detained for questioning but later released. Officials said another juvenile was arrested at the scene on unrelated charges.

We share the concern of our community regarding events that took place on Friday evening, Aug. 27. Following a football game hosted by Apollo High School, four individuals not affiliated with our school or district were involved in an altercation that resulted in the accidental discharge of one shot, which struck a single person. The incident stemmed from a previous altercation that took place elsewhere in our community. The first responders to the scene were two DCPS School Law Enforcement Officers, who quickly apprehended the weapons, detained the suspects and de-escalated the situation. The Daviess County Public Schools district remains committed to the safety and security of our students, staff, families and schools as our first priority. We will continue to work with our first responders and community to ensure a safe learning environment for all. 

Matt Robbins
DCPS Superintendent

This incident took place in the east parking lot after the game was over.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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