East High Shooting

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Three people are in custody after shots were fired during a football jamboree at East High School.

Police say several simultaneous fights broke out during the game and as officers responded to the fighting, gunshots were heard. 

A 15-year-old was reportedly seen fleeing from the crowd with a pistol, according to officials. He then ran behind a vehicle and hid something underneath it. Officers later found a loaded 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol underneath the car.

Police tell us the 15-year-old arrested was a W.A. Bass Alternative student. He was arrested back in February 2019 for auto theft and unlawful gun possession. The teen was also facing charges including attempted carjacking in December 2018. 

Jamari Aikens (left) and Secret Shannon (right)

Jamari Aikens (left) and Secret Shannon (right)

Arrest records show 18-year-old Secret Shannon and several others, many of whom were also arrested, were involved in the fights. Shannon and 19-year-old Jamari Aikens were arrested as they were the two police were able to apprehend. Shannon and Aikens told police they were attacked and that their part in the fight was purely defensive.

East High School was playing Hunters Lane High School in the jamboree, according to schedules posted online. 

Metro Police say additional officers will be at the next game for additional security and will wand/pat down guests at the gate. 

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