Selma police to increase presence at high school football games after shooting outside stadium

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Selma Police are still looking for whoever fired gunshots outside the high school football stadium on Friday night (KFSN)

Selma Police are still looking for whoever fired gunshots outside the high school football stadium on Friday night. The volley of shots forced the cancellation of the game and the evacuation of the stadium.

The shots were fired during halftime and home video shows some band members getting on the ground as the firing continued.

Selma Police Chief Greg Garner said the shots were fired from a group who were in a car that was speeding down the street and then hit another vehicle.

"They got out of their vehicle and opened fired on some subjects that were standing on the east side of Thompson. The gunfire lasted about 10 to 15 seconds. They got back in the car and fled the scene-- no one was injured," said Garner. "We weren't able to get any information about who was involved. But having it happen outside a packed football stadium certainly something that catches our attention where we are going to do everything we can to not just impacts this, but we are reassuring the community that we are doing all we can to make sure this isn't repeated."

To do that police plan to increase their presence at all future football games and other sporting events. Selma Unified School superintendent Tanya Fisher said the district is evaluating all of its policies and increasing security.

"Our goal today has been to maintain normalcy, but be prepared. We've increased security at the high school, the security presence."

Selma has seen a sudden increase in random shootings in recent weeks. This latest incident outside the stadium has increased concerns for parents.

"We've got to take care of our children, and there needs to be more police around here on campus and everywhere, because things are going on all over Selma," said Esmelda Mendoza, parent.

Chief Garner said some of the recent shootings have involved gang members, but not all are gang related.

Anyone with any information about Fridays shooting is asked to contact the Selma Police Department.
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