3 in custody after gunshots fired during football game at East High School

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 15-year-old boy was among three people arrested Thursday night after several simultaneous fights broke out and gunshots were fired during jamboree football games played at East High School.

As officers working the game responded around 8 p.m. to break up the fights, they said they heard the sound of gunfire.

According to Metro police, a 15-year-old was seen fleeing the crowd with a pistol, then ran behind a vehicle and placed something under it. Officers said they recovered a semi-automatic pistol loaded with 16 rounds from underneath the car, but had not determined if the boy fired the shots.

The 15-year-old, whose name was not released, was charged with unlawful gun possession on school property and disorderly conduct. He had already been arrested in February on charges of auto theft and unlawful gun possession, as well as attempted carjacking, vehicle theft and evading arrest in December 2018.

Jamari Aikens & Secret Shannon
Jamari Aikens [left] & Secret Shannon [right] (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Jamari Aikens, 19, and Secret Shannon, 18, were booked into the Metro jail on charges of disorderly conduct. Detectives said the two were among those fighting.

Metro police said they were speaking with Metro Schools about additional security measures for athletic events.

East High School shooting
(Photo: WKRN)

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